We were leafing nothing to chance!

2 runners ran to help an isolated older person in Cardiff.

  • Ellen
  • Nathan Swain
Saturday, 14th of December 2019

This past Saturday, GoodGym runners Ellen and Nathan met at the home home Mr B. The task: to sweep up the leaves from his garden. They were getting wet and slippery underfoot, so he was wary of going outside. We didn't want to leaf it to chance that he might fall in the future.

Mr B provided the rake, brooms and shovels for the various surfaces - wooden patio, lawn and driveway. Ellen and Nathan got stuck in, and - while working away - discussed the prospects for the upcoming annual trek up Pen y Fan (highest mountain in South Wales). There had been a torrential downpour just prior to the mission, and it was still pretty blustery!

But luckily the rain held off, and indeed the sun came out by the end of the task - just in time for the trek too. We had a farewell chat with Mr B, who was so grateful for our help, he offered us a cup of coffee and some satsumas! A nice gesture, from a nice gentleman who now has less chance of slipping outside. Hopefully he'll be able to spend a bit more time outdoors now.

Report written by Ellen

Discuss this report

Nikki Costain
Nikki Costain
Monday December 16th, 2019 09:39

Well done, Nathan and Ellen! Looks like you made a big difference.

sign in to add a comment

Share the love

Get your mission on

What are you waiting for?

Find a mission

Join us on the next run

It's time to litter pick - Let's get our plog on!

Tuesday 18:15 - 20:00
Led by Benjamin Annear
Big Moose Coffee Co

Find out more

Become a member

Optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Get the support of a qualified trainer
  • Access group runs across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

January Challege



Good Deeds done

kms covered


Help GoodGym hit its target of 8000 good deeds and 100000km in January - let's make it happen!

Get involved

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more