Ben Godfrey

Huddersfield

135Good deeds

135runs

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Huddersfield

Leafletting for Kirkwood Hospice

Tue 7 Dec 18:30 pm
Stadium Health & Fitness Club, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
Promoting the Hospice's Christmas tree recycling scheme

In common with many charities 2021 has been a tough year for Kirkwood Hospice. With all of their usual fundraising events being cancelled and so much of their regular income drying up practically overnight, funding sources are under greater pressure than ever. That’s why Kirkwood Hospice are determined to make this year’s Christmas tree collection the biggest yet, and to help make this happen they need GoodGym to assist!

Their target is to collect and recycle collect over 2000 trees, but before they can do this they need to get the word out about the scheme, and this is where GoodGym can help. We'll be posting hundreds of promotional leaflets in local letterboxes to let people know how they can get their trees recycled following the festive period and raise money for our local hospice into the bargain.

So bring your wooden spoons and spatulas for opening letterboxes and plenty of energy for running between the houses as we deliver. As usual we'll be running form the Stadium at 6:30pm, or you can meet us outside the Spinks Nest pub in Birkby at 7pm if you prefer. We'll be delivering the leaflets in the Birkby and Edgerton areas.

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Huddersfield

🎶 Don’t You Forget About Me 🎶

Tue 30 Nov
Report written by Saul Muldoon

Four GoodGymmers certainly didn't forget they had a date delivering leaflets for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice this evening. With the help of Kati Law, Ben Godfrey and Tom Elcock we got plenty of leaflets posted, promoting the Hospice's Christmas Tree Recycling scheme. Well done folks!

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Huddersfield

Leaflet Delivery for Forget Me Not Hospice

Tue 30 Nov 18:30 pm
Stadium Health & Fitness Club, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
Promoting Christmas tree recycling

Forget Me Not Hospice have plenty of leaflets which need delivering and GoodGym have a number of keen runners eager to post them through local letterboxes- a perfect match! I'm not sure exactly where we'll be running yet, but expect to cover 5-8K in total (including deliveries) around the Huddersfield area.

As ever we'll play nice, no one gets left behind and we have a fun time both doing the task and running. There's free parking and changing facilities at the Stadium Health & Fitness Club should you require them.

Why not sign up now? It would be great to have you are part of the team for this task!

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Community mission
Huddersfield

Snow Snow, Snow Snow Snow Snow, Snow Snow Snow Snow, Snow Snow, There’s Snow Limit

Sat 27 Nov
Report written by Saul Muldoon

There was certainly snow limits when it came to enthusiasm and commitment amongst Huddersfield's GoodGymmers this morning. Despite a covering of the white stuff, Kati Law, Ben Godfrey and GoodGym staffer Yusra slid down the slopes of Golcar to spend a couple of hours clearing unwanted weeds and vegetation from one of the village's many ginnels.

If any additional motivation was needed the cold conditions certainly provided enough impetus to keep busy, work hard and stay warm. By the end of the morning Ginnel No. 2 certainly looked a lot lovelier as a result of the attentions of 4 hardy GoodGymmers.

Well done to all for braving the conditions today, particularly Yusra who traveled all the way from Sheffield in the snow.

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Huddersfield

Getting Golcar's Ginnels Looking Great Again

Sat 27 Nov 10:30 am
Golcar Central Liberal Club, 10 Church Street, Golcar, HD7 4AH
Keeping these little links clear for local people and visitors alike

If you're not from Yorkshire you may never have heard of a ginnel, I certainly hadn't before I came to live in Kirklees. However the people of Golcar know ginnels, as they have loads of these little narrow alleyways throughout the village. In fact Golcar is so famous for ginnels there is even a dedicated and marked Ginnel Trail for local people and tourists use on a daily basis.

However some Golcar's ginnels on the trail are currently becoming a little overgrown with weeds, making them unsightly and challenging for some users. As a result GoodGym is joining forces with the Golcar Environment Group for a morning of intensive ginnel clearance. Focussing on one of the most overgrown examples we'll don our gardening gloves and blitz the weeds leaving the ginnel tidier and safer for future users.

If you are able to, please walk, run or cycle to this Community Mission.

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Huddersfield

Rich Pickings

Tue 16 Nov
Report written by Saul Muldoon

There are certainly some wealthy litter louts in Huddersfield. Amongst the usual crop cider cans and crisp packets we found a Moet & Chandon bottle on tonight's litter pick. Someone was certainly celebrating, its just a shame they were able to dispose of their empties more appropriately.

Anyway, we picked plenty of litter along Leeds Road and the Birkby Bradley cycleway and even found to e enough to stop off at the Leeds Road athletics track for a go on the outdoor gym equipment.

Further rich pickings were provided by master baker David Bilton who had kindly created some "Jumbo" apple pies, made from the apples he acquired at last Saturday's GoodGym allotment job. Nice one David!

In addition to David tonights hard worker crew comprised Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, Tom Elcock and myself.

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Huddersfield

Plogging

Tue 16 Nov 18:30 pm
Stadium Health & Fitness Club, Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
Keeping Huddersfield litter free

Plogging is a combination of the Swedish term "plocka up" (to pick up) and the "jogga" (jog). So plogging is exactly what GoodGym will be doing on Tuesday evening this week. Armed with litter pickers and hoops we'll set forth from the Stadium at 6:30pm to jogga and plocka any rubbish as and where we find it.

There's plenty of litter to plocka so we'll not be running far or fast, I imagine we'll probably cover no more than about 5K in total with lots of stops to remove refuse.

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Huddersfield

Need an Allotment Clearing? It’s Teasely Done with GoodGym to Help.

Sat 13 Nov
Report written by Saul Muldoon

Lovely autumnal conditions, saw Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, David Bilton and myself helping yo clear an allotment yesterday for Healthy Hearts Women's Wellbeing CIC.

Thanks to David for the title pun.

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Huddersfield

Tidying an Allotment

Sat 13 Nov 10:30 am
Osbourne Rd. Allotments , Birkby, Huddersfield , HD1 5HB
Helping Healthy Hearts Women's Wellbeing CIC

Healthy Hearts Women's Wellbeing CIC have asked GoodGym to give them a hand with their community allotment. They are in the process of moving from one allotment to another, so there will be plenty to do to ensure the old site is left tidy and the new one is set up for the group's gardeners can get growing again as soon as possible.

If you are able to give a little time and energy then task grab your gardening gloves to help GoodGym to get doing a top job for Health Hearts Women's Wellbeing CIC. Please note male GoodGymmers are more than welcome to join in with this task.

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Huddersfield

Sign of the Times

Tue 9 Nov
Report written by Saul Muldoon

A night of plogging around Snow Island, Riverside Way and Huddersfield University, left Huddersfield looking just a little tidier.

Well done to Kati Law, David Bilton and Ben Godfrey.

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