GoodGym Huddersfield are going to be working closely with Kirkwood on their Snowdog Trail project throughout the autumn. This major new fundraiser will see some 30 individually painted Snowdog sculptures being sited throughout Kirklees in a trail for local people and visitors to follow. This is a world class public arts event and GoodGym are going to play a role in making it a world class success (and raising lots of cash for Kirkwood).
To ensure people know about the trail we'll be doing some good old fashioned leaflet deliveries to local properties initially. Following that we'll be spending a few sessions running around the 8 sculptures sited in Huddersfield Town Centre, keeping then clean, removing any graffiti and generally ensuring they stay presentable for all the people coming to see them.
You can be part of this exciting new project, get you running shoes on, bring some gloves and we'll get busy running, promoting and cleaning Huddersfield's Snowdogs. The nature of this task means the majority or running will be in short bursts between Snowdog sites.
Alison has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
It was an autumnal evening. The weather wasn’t ‘cracking’, but five GoodGymmers ran 5km along the Greenway to help S2R to make their overgrown cobbled yard safe for users. This involved lots of weeding between the cracks, but in usual GoodGym style we worked quickly and cleared the whole yard in an hour. S2R have invited us back next week to do some painting and planting. Hope to see there!
We off to our old friends at S2R to help them out once again with clearing up their cobbled yard, to make it tidy and safe for all the users of their centre. They'll be weeding to do, a little bit of painting and perhaps some planters to fill. There's plenty to keep us busy so we'll be doing two consecutive sessions on Tuesdays 14th and 21st of September to get it all done.
As usual we'll be meeting at the Stadium for the group run at 6:30pm, alternatively if you're not able to run there you can meet us at S2R (5-7 Brook Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1EB) at 7pm.
When Rachel from Growing works wished for a path on their community allotment to be weeded, cleared and covered in woodchips the least GoodGym could do was oblige.
An hour's worth of hard labour from Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, Louise Galvin, David Bilton, Alison Cottam and myself saw the path looking more chipper and Rachel looking very pleased with the fruits of our efforts.
Well done team!
Digging out roots and extreme pruning were on the menu of hard labour for tonights GoodGym.
However a little hard work doesn't phase Alison Cottam and we got well stuck in to our ongoing project of keeping the churchyard at Christ Church looking good.
Rachel from Growing works has asked us to revisit their Wakefield Road site in order to help out with some hardcore weeding. So grab your gardening gloves and get ready for another great GoodGym job.
Hopefully you'll be able to meet us at the Stadium at 6:30pm and run to the task as part of the Group Run, but if not we'll see you at Growing Works (outside 505 Wakefield Rd.) at 7pm.
One of our ongoing tasks this summer has been to clear some of the overgrown vegetation in the churchyard at Christ Church Moldgreen. We returning once again to hopefully finish the job. If you are free and you fancy some heavy duty gardening simply sign up.
Following the relaxation in Covid restrictions we are now able to run to this task as a group. However in order to keep GoodGym accessible to those who do not wish or are unable to take part in the group run, there is now an option to meet at the task.
So if you are running we will convene outside the entrance to the Stadium Health & Fitness Club at 6:30pm. Please note we are not currently able to use the changing facilities, so arrive ready to run. If you are meeting us at the task you'll need to be at Christ Church Moldgreen at 7pm. We'll finish the task for 8pm and run back at the Stadium for 8:30pm.
Obviously if you can run please do so, it will be wonderful to have proper GoodGym group runs back again, but if you can't we'll see you at Christ Church.
Please note- Due to a football game taking place at the Stadium the meeting point for this session has now changed. We will meeting for the group run 6:30pm at the King's Bridge Road Car Park, HD1 3AX. Parking is free from 6pm