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5 GoodGymers made their way 2.3km to help their local community in Crewe.

  • Nicola Marshall
  • Karen Whitehead
  • Maurice Fitzgerald
  • Suzanne Buckley
  • Emily Sharp
Wednesday, 9th of November 2022
Led by Nicola Marshall

What a fantastically festive evening we had at My CWA tonight! We weren’t expecting Christmas decorations, wrapping, tinsel, Christmas trees and Christmas music!! But we got it and we are so glad we did! It was brilliant! Once bonfire night is over, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas (is it?!) and we embraced it wholeheartedly this evening (I think I may have even heard Maurice singing along to a Christmas tune…. 😉).

However, before we got stuck in to our task, we set off for our weekly dose of fitness. We had a couple of people who were recovering from colds and covid and so we took a group decision to walk this evening. It was a nice chatty walk and lovely to catch up with everyone and find out how their week had been. We did almost 1.5 miles at a fairly brisk pace – we saw the Christmas lights getting put up in the town centre – so it wasn’t just My CWA who were feeling festive!

Back at base, we were greeted by the lovely Bev and Kat who gave us our task for the evening. They got a very happy reception when they told us it was Christmas decorations. Karen was particularly delighted! We set to work on getting Christmassy! Every Christmas at My CWA, this fantastic charity provide lots of lovely Christmas gifts for the people who are using the service – people who are affected by domestic abuse. They get the opportunity to come in and choose Christmas gifts for their children and families. It’s such a lovely thing to do and helps to bring a sense of normality to these families who find themselves in challenging situations.

We set to work – Emily put together the Christmas Tree, Suzanne decorated all the racking with tinsel and Karen, Maurice and Nicola wrapped anything that could be wrapped! All with the intention of making the room look as Christmassy as possible ready for when people start coming in to look at the presents.

It was a really lovely evening and we enjoyed every moment of getting festive! Everywhere was looking lovely by the time we left. I’m hoping we’ll get to go back again for more Christmas tasks in the coming weeks!

Well done team – the room looked fabulous when we’d finished and this task definitely got me feeling festive – I think I’d best set to work on my Christmas shopping now!

Have a lovely week & hope to see you next week!

Lots of love Nicola xx

Report written by Nicola Marshall

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Maurice Fitzgerald
Maurice Fitzgerald
Thursday November 10th, 2022 14:20

Another fun task in great company with the GoodGym Crewe crew. It's never too early to prepare for Christmas and listen to festive tunes - or so I am told!! Always enjoy going to help out at the CWA premises. They make us feel welcome and we love completing the varied tasks there. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

Nicola Marshall
Nicola Marshall
Monday November 14th, 2022 16:57

Ditto to all of the above Maurice - especially the part about it never being too early to prepare for Christmas and listening to festive tunes! ;-)

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