Swings and Roundabouts
8 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the Roundabout Ltd in Sheffield.
- Monday, 29th of August 2022
- Led by James Smith
A leafleting task on a bank holiday, who'll turn up for this?! Well, quite a few dedicated folk apparently. This week we were delivering leaflets for Roundabout, a local youth housing charity. They're having a chocfest (https://www.yorkshirechocolatefestival.com/) to raise funds in the autumn and are trying to spread the word around Sheffield. For this they needed GoodGym's collective helping hands!
We had 5 mapped routes provided to us to follow. Upon close inspection of these routes it was collectively decided that it would be best for us to split up into two teams working on just one of the circular planned routes, working in tandem. This decision was taken because a lot of the proposed routes didn't cover very many residential areas, the land being instead occupied by commercial premises. The chosen route would take all of us about an hour to complete. Perfecto!
En route we found, as usual for many Sheffield houses, that many didn't have letterboxes on their front doors, requiring people to walk down alleyways to back doors. We encountered several barking dogs, foreboding alleyways, interesting curious notices and friendly residents on our group paper-round.
Upon completing our route, we regrouped and set off back down the hill to the amphitheater for extra fitness. This was a last minute, from the top of my head, addition as I foresaw our leafleting taking up all of our time. We used the large steps to complete reps of 10 box jumps (or step-ups), 10 push-ups and 10 tricep dips, before running the short distance back through the station to the Showroom. Here we stretched off, did announcements and popped inside for refreshments or popped off.
We felt like we'd helped, in a roundabout way!
Report written by James Smith
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