We will be raking and collecting grass and wildflower off the the wildflower banks.
If the group is big, we'll also help with pruning and cutting back the area.
Please bring a head torch and gloves!
Post Group Run food and drinks to celebrate our birthday! Come along just for the party if you can't make the run.
Provisional plans : Chakra Lounge, Fitzalan Square. They can host 15-20 people. Prices wise, they can either do their normal menu, a 2 course meal for £12 or a 3 course for £15. We can also BYO for no extra corkage fee. https://www.thechakralounge.co.uk/
With our esteemed leader out of action due to illness, we came together as a team to complete our task. 9 of us met up with the lovely Emily from Roundabout at the Showroom, where she told us about the work they do helping young homeless people across South Yorkshire and about the upcoming Fundraisers we were to leaflet for:
On the 24th October, is the Yorkshire Chocolate Festival - a market selling all things chocolate and the admission fee goes to Roundabout (https://www.roundabouthomeless.org/event/yorkshire-chocolate-festival/).
On 12th November, is the Sleep Out, which is a night where people gather to hear stories from young homeless people and then try themselves to sleep in a cold warehouse on a concrete floor (https://www.roundabouthomeless.org/event/sleep-out-2021/).
We split into 3 groups - Michelle and Seiko on their bikes to Heeley, and 2 groups down Ecclesall Road. We spent around an hour delivering leaflets before heading back, doing some wall sits and stretching along the way. We returned the rest of the leaflets to Emily back at the Showroom and reported back where we'd managed to cover before catching up over food and drinks.
We all had a great time cheering and marshaling. It was much appreciated. The run director said this was the first week in a long time they hadn't had to put out a desperate plea on Saturday.
We all went on to brunch 😋 and had a good catch up before some of us headed to a litter pick.
Join us first weekend of the month for our next Parkrun volunteer takeover!
Ps. In trying to think of a pun about legacy, the only thing that came to mind was this quote from Hamilton. I'll share it as it seems relevant to investing time and effort in our younger generation and the general philosophy of GoodGym .
What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.
We will be meeting Emily from Roundabout at The Showroom Cinema who will tell us a bit more about the Homeless Charity Roundabout and provide us with leaflets and maps of where we will run to and spread the word of the Chocfest on 24th Oct which is raising funds for the charity.
It’s here…Yorkshire’s very first Chocolate Festival is coming to Sheffield on Sunday 24 October 2021!
An experience like no other, get lost in luxury and immerse yourself in the world of chocolate. Taking place in Sheffield’s industrial district at the Kelham Island Museum, you will find live music, workshops and over 50 stalls featuring all things chocolate!
There is something for everyone, from brownies and doughnuts to hot chocolate and beer, you’ll find numerous treats to indulge in and other non-edible chocolate themed gifts that will save your waistline too!
Tickets are on sale now!
Simply click below and buy a ticket for the timeslot that is best for you. We also have workshops available at an additional price to extend your chocolate experience!
Interested in having a stall at the festival? We’d love to hear from you! Please get in touch with Emily at Roundabout with some more information!
For October's GG/Parkrun collab, we've chosen to support OLP Junior Parkrun.
To sign up, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org, with your Parkrun barcode
To see the upcoming roster, visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/sheffieldolp-juniors/futureroster/
Lastly, those of you with children age 4-14, please bring them along!
We had the pleasure to partner with a new charity (to us), The Suit Works. They provide unemployed people with smartwear and coaching to help them be successful at interview.
Today, we assisted them in moving into their new premises. 6 van loads of suits, shirts, ties, shoes, several clothes racks and other miscellaneous items were unloaded one by one. We had use of a small lift or 3 flights of stairs. Workout was included, but it didn't stop us adding the odd stair sprint, or practising our "clean and jerk" with a deceptively heavy rack of metal hangers (oh at least 100kg, I reckon).
Once everything was upstairs, we left and bid them good luck with the rest of the unpacking and sorting!