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Cats and letterboxes were the order of the day as we started off on a 1000-leaflet-5-part-mission for our friends at FoodCycle.
FoodCycle was so impressed with the impact of our last set of leafleting missions that they called us in again, this time spreading the word to get more people into their fab communities for free meals and chats, as well as asking locals to volunteer.
We met at Monkchester Community Centre, FoodCycle's Walker base, and got cracking in two pairs, weaving between the streets and amazingly not getting lost or separated even once! There were so many cats out tonight keeping an eye on us- Michael and I counted 14 between us! So a cat related pun was absolutely necessary.
200 leaflets between four of us were done quickly and we were heading back to base after just 35 minutes!
Join Charlotte for part two on Thursday in a new area: Felling.
Five of us helped out at Saltwell Junior parkrun this morning and it was another lovely morning in the park.
Michael, Aimee, Paul and I marshalled while Charlotte took care of tokens and first timers welcome.
The time flew by this morning with lots of impressive running by some little legs! Aimee and Michael made a quick exit to head off to another good deed with Urban Green Newcastle, so it's double kudos for them!
The perfect night for a midweek task and it was great to be back at Ouseburn Trust with a few GoodGymers that hadn't done this fab task before. I loved that we had every method of active travel covered tonight, with Debra and me walking, Emma, Lucy, Becca and Paul running and Charlotte on her bike!
Dave and a handful of Ouseburn regular volunteers met us and it was a short walk to the task location: the "steps to nowhere" just past Seven Stories. This pathway has been closed for some time and now it has reopened it was in need of some overgrown TLC. Armed with loppers, spades and that scrapy thing that everyone loves, we set about clearing the path to make it more pedestrian friendly now it is back in action.
Check out the before and after photos!!
The time flew by tonight and it was soon time to pack away and head back to the Cycle Hub for a ten minute circuit session now named "HOW LONG!?" in honour of Paul's complaints.
We have three sessions in three days coming up between Saturday and Monday. It would be great to have you along!
Come to join in with this fabulous opportunity to help Urban Green Newcastle tidy up some fencing in Nunsmoor park. Please meet by the play area or find us in the park if you plan to arrive a little later.
There are always a variety of gardening jobs on offer at this one, something for everyone!
Come along and volunteer at Saltwell junior parkrun! There is something for everyone to get involved with including marshalling, timekeeping and tail walking.
If you have children, come along and get involved, and simply enjoy running!
The start of junior parkrun is at the bowling green in Saltwell park.
Meet at 8.45am
We should be finished by about 9.30am so it’s a great way to start the day
The cafe is open (coffee, cake, bacon sandwiches) afterwards!
After over four years its still a buzz to get a newbie and tonight we said a big hello to Matt who joined us for the very first time.
Andy was the only runner tonight, with a walking trio, Charlotte cycling and task owner and GoodGymer Neil meeting at the task.
On a gloriously sunny evening we returned to Newcastle Eagles to continue weeding a stretch of the community gardens, and tonight we doubled up with a group of young cadets who were already getting stuck in when we arrived. After two sessions of this and what feels like a million squats, it does start to feel like (and look like!) we are making progress in this patch now.
With three bags filled in just over 40 minutes, we helped Neil to bin the weeds and take the tools back to the store before heading back to our base.
Another good weed ticked off.
Come along to sunny South Shields to take part in a timed mile race that's fun, fast and inclusive. This is a great way to test your fitness over a classic distance, and it finishes near the fab Sanddancer pub too!
We will meet opposite the start which is near Bents Park right by Minchella's ice cream kiosk on the Coast Road, right near the Sanddancer pub where parking is also available. Meet between 6:45-7pm. RACE STARTS AT 7:15pm
Enter the race and pay via PayPal here or bring £3 cash on the night in an envelope with your name on. Make sure you leave enough time to collect your race number at the start!
Congrats to all on a smashing summer time town moor trial tonight.
Michael, Deb, Louise and Tanya flew around a 1k course led by Paul on the bike. We had a drill session to start and an easy run to finish off, before heading off to see the latest roar-some art installation in the park.
Come to run, walk or cycle as we spread the word about the great work of FoodCycle in Westgate.
Meet at Hotel Indigo ready to run, walk or cycle. There are places to get changed and leave bags if you wish.
Come along to run, walk or cycle as we deliver leaflets to help FoodCycle to get some new volunteers at their Walker project.
Meet ready to run, walk or cycle as we get 250 leaflets posted into the community.