Area Activator Exeter. Keen runner and love to help my local community
This weeks task we will be doing a litter pick in the city centre - focusing on the streets off of the high street where there is adequate light.
The litter pick will commence at 6:50pm, as we will be doing a 2km group run at 6:30pm.
We will meet at the Phoenix for both, so please arrive at 6:30pm if you’d like to join in the on the group run.
Please bring gloves and a torch/headlight. Pickers and bags will be provided
Famous words from Jo tonight as we finished our task, making sure the yummy biscuits from last weeks mission got dished out!
Tonight we braved the elements to go to Cowick Barton Playing Fields and give it a much needed litter pick. Big shout out to Lisa for letting us know the mess the fields were in!
5 of us filled 3 big bin-bags in an hour, happy that the area was clear, especially the children's play area.
Thanks to all, until next week
Cowick Barton Playing Fields need an urgent clear-up! The area has become quite a mess with litter and we'll be there for an hour to clear as mush as we can.
Pickers and bags will be provided but please bring your own gloves. Please also consider bringing a torch just in case it gets darker than expected.
As the evenings get dark quite early we'll be meeting at the task this week. We will meet at the Ferndale Road end of the park but if you get lost please give me a call on 07902973332.
3 goodgymmers helped out on a fab project this afternoon.
St Petrock's homeless charity in Exeter is opening a pop-up re-use, training and education hub/charity shop this week and we helped them get it ready for opening day.
The new hub will provide volunteering and training opportunities for their existing clients and education for the community around homelessness.
While Florence and Craig emptied a huge tub full of soil and moved it to the back of the building, Rachel spray painted display units. We then went inside to paint doors and skirting, polish handles, frame photographs and more.
It was great to be help out today and we hope their new venture goes really well!
What a fantastic evening we had at the Secret Garden!
8 GoodGymers attended this evenings task, a great turn out and our most since the summer. It was lovely to be back at a community garden that we've helped before, clearing up, weeding, brushing to get it back to where it needs to be. A huge shout out to Rosie, who has now achieved 12 straight months of missions, fantastic work!
We had our first group run in ages! A smallish distance to blow the cobwebs off!
A absolute highlight and a first for us was the appearance of a fox! A regular visitor to the secret garden, the fox has been cared for and fed and just sat there watching us on the task. We all stood and watched him and forgot to take our group picture haha.
A really important part of our missions is the social impact they have, and it was so nice to see some friends that we hadn't seen in a while, catching up on what we've been watching on tv, what fitness activities we've been doing (like a marathon walk by Rachel)
I look forward to seeing you all on future tasks, have a looks what's on here
We have been invited to assist Petrock’s Place this Thursday afternoon to sort and prepare donations before their launch next week. We will also be assisting with general, low-key building maintenance, painting and cleaning and any other odd jobs as needed.
A brief introduction will be given so we know how to sort appropriately.
Please bring your own gloves. See you there!
Tonight was a very special evening, we got to help out our long time partners at Wonford Planters with their ground preparation - doing a fab job clearing the ground of weeds and grass ready for wildflower seeding next year.
Great work by all 4 runners, digging, cutting and raking in a great community spirit.
A huge huge celebration and congratulations to Lucy R on reaching earning her wings with her 100th good deed tonight! Doing 100 tasks is no small thing, it takes a lot of dedication and we are all so proud of her. Lucy provided some wonderful home-baked brownies and while the sparklers didn't quite light up it was a very nice way to celebrate. Who's going to be next to hit their 50 or 100 milestone?!
Great work from Rachel and Samantha as always and great to see you both.
Next week we're back at the secret garden! The session is full but hopefully I'll have exciting news soon about if we're doing it as our first group run in ages!
Tonight we were back at Sylvania Stores and what a great return it was! The community space and store is looking fantastic and its great to see a co-op succeed. We were here tonight to paint - boards to enable artists to be creative and we also gave the hallway and doors a fresh coat.
We were joined by a new member tonight, Fliss, it was fantastic to see a new face and we hope you enjoyed the task (the tea and cake was a bonus!)
Next week we are back at the secret garden! The session is full so I look forward to seeing you there!