The Crate Escape!
- Tuesday, 16th of October 2018
- Led by Sam Ollason
17 runners ran 3.0km to help the FoodCycle in Bath.
17 of us ran to St Mary’s Church where Bath FoodCycle are based. We formed a long human chain to clear the contents of the cupboards and draws in their kitchen. We then ran round to the Royal Crescent and did some extra fitness exercises.
There was a great turnout at this task. We all met outside the Leisure Centre (deciding that soon we may have to meet inside instead!) and welcomed a new runner, Lily. It was also great to see some runners returning after their first runs last week. It’s great to have you as part of the GoodGym community!
Well done Joe!
Well done to Joe for an incredible PB on the previous weekend at the Cardiff Half. And a quick shout-out to those who have started their training for the Bath Half marathon next year - keep it up!
After a quick warm-up and headcount we took a route through town and passed the beautiful architecture of The Circus. We arrived at St Mary’s Church on time to meet our host Carol.
Carol introduced the organisation to us. FoodCycle are based at the church and use their facilities. They receive donated surplus food from supermarkets and use their creative skills to create a 3-course meal once per week. The meal is completely free for anyone to come and enjoy. It is a great way for isolated people to be part of a community and it can provide a healthy meal for those facing financial hardship. The organisation is entirely volunteer-led and we were keen to help out fellow volunteers!
The kitchen in the church is getting completely refurbished very soon, and our task was to clear all the cups, plates, pots and pans out of the cupboards. We formed a human chain to pass the items along to the church hall where the kitchenware was piled into crates, ready for storage. In the end we filled 20 crates! Our host, Carol, was incredibly impressed with the work we did and wants us to come back again in the near future.
Jump in the air like ya just don’t care
Because we worked so hard we finished our task earlier than expected. Never ones to shy away from exercise, we looped around to the Royal Crescent where we got into a big circle and did some group exercises. This included some squats, jumping lunges and skipping.
Thanks to Joe for the pun this week and thanks to Emma for backmarking for us!
Organisations are already getting in contact with us through these platforms and this means we are securing more varied tasks for you to enjoy!
Next week we are heading to a Oldfield Park Baptist Church to clean toys for their playgroup. Sign up here!
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