Alison has helped keep other people motivated, Alison has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Alison.
Yesterday, GoodGym Stockport hosted the second in a series of (not) parkrun training sessions, aiming to keep us fit, active and happy during the current Lockdown measures.
Saturday 16th saw an incredible 83 runners from GoodGyms up and down the country...and even overseas! (shout out to those who were running in GoodGym spirit from Prague and Spain!) pacing their local trails and green spaces to complete the 5km session.
It seems the elements were out in spectacular force with runners embracing the winter wonderland conditions!
All in all, a RUNderful Saturday (not) parkrun!
Next week, Saturday 23rd January, the baton will be passed to GoodGym Colchester to host. You can sign up here: https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/goodgym-not-parkrun-week-3
Once again, a massive thanks to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (a very savvy computer person ) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not) parkrun events.
After the incredible success of Norwich's meticulous hosting of the first GoodGym (not)parkrun, GoodGym Stockport are hosting the second week of the national GoodGym (not)parkrun on Saturday 16th January!
GoodGym (not)parkrun will be hosted by a different GoodGym area each week during lockdown and is aiming to get everyone involved in the January Challenge 2021, get fit and active in your local community and carry forward the parkrun spirit!
You can complete your 5K any time on Saturday and submit your time, by midnight on Saturday, using the form.
A big shout out to Melanie Young @ GoodGym Bristol (aka tech savvy whizz kid) for creating the results form and who will put the results together for our (not)parkrun events. To let her know your email address and other useful information, there's a one-off registration form to complete. You can find this here.
The first GoodGym (not)parkrun saw an amazing 76 GoodGym runners across the UK take part... can we make it over 100 this week? ;-)
If you'd like a photo to be included in the run report, please take a selfie and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp to 07969306127.
Tonight saw 9 fabulous members back at The Lighthouse Centre. We always love being there with Pastor David and Paul.
We had an important job to do tonight and that was setting the room up ready for the Christmas Meal for the homeless members of our community. It’s a big occasion as it’s the first indoor meal since lockdown #1. The Lighthouse Centre have been serving all their meals in a takeaway style outdoors during the pandemic, so it means such a lot to be able to offer a warm sit down meal indoors (albeit in a reduced capacity to comply with covid guidelines).
We cleared the room by moving sofas, tables, chairs, boxes and bags etc to make space for the tables and seating. We covered the chairs and tables with nice cloths and decorated around the edges with tinsel to make it look festive. We hoovered and we mopped to give the room it’s final bit of sprucing up before the big event.
As the saying goes - many hands make light work - and that is always the case where GoodGym is concerned! We had a lovely night in fabulous company as always but most importantly, we have done something good to help serve our local community this evening.
Fun, fitness, friendship and feeling good!
Thanks so much for having us tonight ‘The Lighthouse Centre’. We hope everyone that comes to enjoy a meal has a lovely time ❤️❤️
This week we'll be returning to our lovely friends at the Lighthouse Centre where we'll be helping with the set up of the Christmas Meal for the homeless.
The Lighthouse Centre do amazing work with the homeless members of our community and it's always a pleasure and a privilege to help there ❤️
This week, one group will be sorting chairs, tables, chair covers and decorations in the main hall and another group will be sorting out clothes donations in a separate area.
Can't wait to see you!
Please remember your masks and gloves.
It was great to be back together this evening after lockdown #2!! We were small in number tonight but that didn’t stop us from getting stuck in and helping fabulous local organisation, The Wishing Well.
Allison got stuck in with tidying and cleaning the kitchen and utensils. Maurice cleaned and painted a door and Barry got stuck in with painting and cleaning too.
All these small jobs are helping to make the centre fresher and cleaner and a nicer place for the users of the centre. It really is looking good now - in fact, it's a sight to be-ho-ho-hold!! We are proud of all the work that GoodGym have done to contribute to this project.
Well done to the fabulous three Amigos this evening for their hard work and commitment. A special shout out to Maurice for being our TaskForce leader this evening. I’m sure we’ll all be back very soon. Thanks for having us ❤️
This week we’re back at the George’s community centre to help them with a variety of jobs.
All the work will contribute to getting the centre in tip top shape for when it is fully functional again post the lockdown.
We hope you can join us at this fab task
PS - Don’t forget your mask, gloves and to wear something that you don't mind getting paint on! ❤️
Alison just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Alison a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
5 Fabulous members met up for the first time post lockdown #2 to help a local charity with sorting christmas presents for families affected by domestic violence.
As the impact of coronavirus has resulted in an increase in domestic violence, the work of this fabulous charity is more vital then ever.
Many families have had to flee their homes leaving them with nothing other than the clothes on their backs. That’s why the work this amazing charity is doing to help families make Christmas feel that little bit ‘normal’ is more important than ever.
Our fabulous members helped to sort all the gifts - tidying the shelves and helping to make the presents be more visible in the way they were displayed. Claire was busy decorating the tree - she did a beautiful job and even themed it in the charity colours. It looked gorgeous.
With a regular influx of gifts and a busy few weeks in the run up to Christmas, I have a feeling we’ll be back very soon.
As always, super proud of our fabulous team and their commitment to being such amazing supporters of our fabulous community ❤️
My CWA is a Domestic Abuse support charity based here in Crewe. They have been supporting victims of domestic violence for many years and the work they do is invaluable and life changing.
Every year, the charity collects Christmas gifts to give to families affected. This means that nobody needs to go short of presents at what can be a very difficult time of year for families in crisis.
Our help is needed to sort the presents. Without our help, it could potentially mean that the gifts won't be sorted in time for Christmas and this would severely impact families at a time that is already difficult.
The register is capped at 8 due to COVID restrictions, so please sign up quickly to make sure you don't miss out. We will be working in separate areas in order to remain socially distanced.
***** PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MASK AND PLEASE DON'T ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS*****