With GoodGym Ipswich since it's start in Sept 2017. Moved to Essex in Sept 2019, now occasionally appearing at both Ipswich & Colchester.
Goodgym Hero of the Week, Mikaela, was joined by twelve deputy heroes on the High Street tonight to do some gardening for Colchester in Bloom. After a briefing from Tav, we ran and walked to the meeting point to get our instructions. Armed with garden bags and tools we made short work of emptying ten two-tier planters of old plants, ready for the new ones tomorrow. The task was a repeat of the one in May, although this time it didn't end in free rhubarb for the runners! We piled our heavy bags of plants into Pam's car, and headed off for some hill sprints, supported by Stu, Hels, and Yee, shouting encouragement and shining some extra lights! 👍 😁 👏 A fantastic run, walk, cycle and task this evening, well done everyone!
Help Colchester in Bloom keep the town looking beautiful. New plants are destined for the planters, and the old ones need to come out! Bring gardening gloves and any tools if you have them. We will be meeting at the Gym and heading to get our instructions from Pam at the Town Hall...
I can also feel some hill work coming on...
With Saturn and Jupiter clear (probably) in the sky 8 Goodgymers got fit whilst doing good.
We lifted off from Yourzone and landed without a bump at Colchester Foodbank.
We set about our mission with scientific precision (with thanks to our three COVID lab heroes) and explored every corner of the warehouse with brushes, vacuums and mops.
The mission was done but the journey back was yet to completed and the starry sky led us safely home to base.
Goodgym is a team and the group tonight have a combined good deed count of 664! Mind blowing galactic goodness!
The big new warehouse needs a clean! T-shirts on, marigolds at the ready and let’s get busy. Bring head torches! Darkness approaches!
Our second visit to the hidden oasis that is The Headway Centre started by meeting the speedy Naomi and getting some documents checked. Welcome!!
The team arrived with some using their own steam and some not and we got to work. Along with Jade and Ella we chatted about the weekends epic community missions before cracking on with grouting, weeding, sweeping leaves and tying up sunflowers! We made a remarkable and obvious positive difference.
As a reward I set up 5 stations for a circuit with shuttle runs, burpees, squat holds, abs and press-ups on the menu! The effort was a big as the smiles!
Well done team, great to see you all.
On a blustery and wet evening we were glad to be inside and the task was a good work out. The Colchester Foodbank is quite a size and the four of us worked hard to sweep, mop and sanitize key surfaces. The unsung hero is about to get sung. Hetty the hoover and Yee worked hard to clean the carpets!
We chatted about the Olympics as we cleaned although the mopping technique was more in the winter Olympic curling style.
Hopefully the fresh, clean lemon smell will last until the morning for the staff and people collecting food.
Meeting at the Foodbank at Tollgate! A starter session for any newbies with some fitness afterwards! The big new warehouse needs a clean! T-shirts on, marigolds at the ready and let’s get busy.
We all enjoy a bit of cleaning, especially when it is not in our own homes! Our task this evening was a good clean of Rookery House, a space used by adults with learning disabilities to do various artwork. When we entered the space, we were greeted with wonderfully colourful artwork on the walls and were very impressed with all of the murals. In particular there was a very striking ginger cat and a lovely Mersea Island mural as well as various Disney characters. We got to work hoovering, wiping, sweeping and dusting. Kudos to Stu for tackling the loo and Phil for making the windows lovely and see through again! It was great to see our relatively new members Andrew and Yee and the return of Josh. Also a pleasure to have the lovely Helen, Louise and Dan too of course! We were quick but efficient in our task as the England semi-final awaited those of us keen to watch. We headed off just before the roaring pub crowds could get fully going!
Thanks everyone for a super shiny job!