Quad Squad Gets Stuffed

25 GoodGymers made their way 1.0km to help the Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Services in Windsor and Maidenhead.

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  • Diya Singh
  • Slough runner
  • Slough runner
  • Amy L
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  • Jess Smith
  • Claire Hobson
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  • Nivi Bhide
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  • Anne-Laure
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  • Kate Oswald
  • Tony
  • Angela Shaw
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  • Sue Giles
  • Didem Campion
  • Slough runner
  • Tori S
  • Amy Brooker
 
Wednesday, 28th of February 2024
 
Led by Amy L
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Happy bird-day to us! This week marks 4 years since we launched GoodGym in Windsor and Maidenhead and it was brilliant to see a record number of GoodGym chicks and chaps at our celebratory group run/party. This evening's brood included 25 of us, the biggest number since launch night back in 2020.

Our evening was a fun mix of team games and an eggcellent task: filling knitted chicks and bunnies with chocolate eggs for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Services' Easter fundraising campaign. As one GoodGymer from team 'Diya's Darlings' put it, we helped with 'reverse births for our four birthdays'!

A warm welcome to Didem and Amy, who were joining us for the first time. I warned them at the start that this 'group run' might not be 100% representative of our typical Wednesday evening, but maybe it was the perfect introduction to the weird and wonderful stuff we get up to?

There was loads of laughter, silliness and cheering, we did some walking and running round the park, we used litter pickers and hoops, hi vis and gardening gloves (in our relay game) and there was a lot of chocolate (although this time we didn't eat it as was part of the task). With many hands we blitzed the task super quick and made a difference for a local charity. There was also quite a lot of fancy dress and a healthy dose of competitive spirit.

Just a 'normal' GoodGym session then!

Something we don't normally do at GoodGym is have epic games of GoodGym themed Pictionary or 'Guess the GoodGym beneficiary' quizzes, which we did enjoy last night. However these games gave us plenty of opportunity to share stories about what we've been doing for the last 4 years, so hopefully it was a nice overview for newcomers as well as an opportunity for everyone else to reminisce.

The chick stuffing task was a cracking task, partly thanks to task owner Yazmin being so organised and bringing everything to the community centre for us, and partly because the chicks and bunnies were SO CUTE! Huge kudos to the army of skilled crafters, including a team of GoodGymers, who made these little characters.

Now you shouldn't count your chickens, but we couldn't play 'guess the number of chicks' without a count, so Yazmin and I risked it. The grand total was 356, which is worth a fantastic £1068 to the charity.

At the end of the evening I tallied up all the points from the various games and the final scoreboard read:

2 Awesome for this 30 points (although I regret not awarding Jess points for her amazing Victorian child meets washer woman fancy dress, so maybe that number should have been higher)

The Mighty Ducks 40 points

Diya's Darlings 49 points

The Regal Bunnies 58 points and the win! This team really shone in the Pictionary and pun rounds.

Having said that, I really think everyone who came along this evening (and who has contributed to our last four years) is a winner. We've now helped over 90 charities and community groups, venues and projects in our local area. We've done 5,375 good deeds in our local area, including 625 visits to isolated older people.

Winner, winner, chicken winner!

Report written by Amy L


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Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Windsor and Maidenhead runner
Thursday February 29th, 2024 12:56

Thanks for such a fun evening, and for being an awesome group of lovely people

Manjit Birk
Manjit Birk
Thursday February 29th, 2024 14:05

Happy birthday neighbors… well done on every you’ve achieved in the past 4 years x

Diya Singh
Diya Singh
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Thursday February 29th, 2024 14:37

Happy birthday to us! 🥳🍰🍾
I am forever thankful for this wonderful tight knit community (see what I did there?!) 🧶

Didem Campion
Didem Campion
Thursday February 29th, 2024 15:25

Thank you for making me feel so welcome, it was great to meet you all. What a lovely bunch of people xx

Slough runner
Slough runner
Thursday February 29th, 2024 17:23

Great fun last night Amy, didn't expect to have to think so hard!!!

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Amy L
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Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.

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