Oh I think that we found ourselves some cheerWEEDers
33 runners ran 4.0km to help the Newcastle Eagles Community Arena in Newcastle.
- Monday, 11th of November 2019
- Led by Anji Andrews
WE HAVE A NEW CENTURION!
Huge applause and praise please for the brilliant Charlotte on her 100th Good Deed. Charlotte has come a long way from someone who felt too shy and anxious to come along to her first ever GoodGym Group Run to now being a face at GoodGym Newcastle that everyone knows. She has never let anything stand in her way and is a key part of our Task Force, helping to organise tasks and manage huge parts of our social media to help to spread the word. Charlotte often volunteers herself as back marker and walk leader, and you can find out why that's so important to her in this story and this one too !
As you will have spotted already we had a massive turn out tonight thanks to a team visit from Newcastle Northern Angels, the Newcastle University Cheerleading team! The team were absolutely full of energy and enthusiasm and it was great to have them along on such a chilly night in toon. We had a catch up from the weekend and a long head count before sending Rachael and Katie off on the walk. To get everyone moving we played rock-paper-scissors-run-squat to warm up before we set off.
We were back at Newcastle Eagles Community Arena tonight where we have been helping to transform the gardens with monthly visits to clear and weed the area around the main car park. This visit saves the Eagles charity close to £1000 as well as the time of many other volunteers who lend a hand and it's always a great physical task that we love to get stuck into. Neil our super-organised task owner was ready for action as always with tools and hi-vis for everyone.
Now as we were such a huge group tonight we had to split in half with a group weeding while the others did the fitness session before a swap over. There were games, drills and burpees to keep as warm as we could at all times. We haven't split a task like this before and it seemed to work really well with the time absolutely flying over and everyone managing to work at top speeds while having fun. Neil was really pleased with what we got done and there was time for him to say a big group thank you to everyone before we ran back out into the night!
No community missions this weekend but there were two completely brilliant Newcastle Parks Community missions over the weekend with some fab autumnal photos. If you haven't seen the reports yet you can find them here: Saturday's is here and Sunday's is here Well done to all who led and got involved. We continue our community missions into the end of the year so if you haven't done one yet, check out the listings and get signed up.
Have a great week knowing you started it the best way doing good things.
Report written by Anji Andrews
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