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The Green Lane Allotment Association have asked us to help them this weekend.
Part of the plot has a tendency to flood (which causes soil deterioration) so they'd like us to dig some trenches.
They also have a large stock of compost to distribute, having successfully encouraged everyone to recycle their green waste, and would like our help with this.
Oh, and if you're volunteering at junior parkrun, there's plenty of time to get to the task after that. There's also time to have lunch and head to the afternoon leafletting task afterwards - win!
🥳A whopping 31 excellent GoodGymmers gathered on a crisp and chilly January evening to celebrate GoodGym York's 5th birthday with a group run, fitness session and cake - the perfect combination, especially after a mega 5-task 5th birthday weekend 🎉
👋We were thrilled to welcome Antonia to her first group run, after she joined us for a community mission on Saturday.
🌟 We were also delighted to present Izzy with the 50 good deeds cape of glory. What a hero 🦸♀️
🏃♀️ 🚶♂️After a (slightly extended) warm up, we jogged/walked down to Rowntree Park where we met Jenny from the Council Environment team who had brought a van full of tools for various tasks tonight 🚚
💪We split into various teams with each group being assigned a task.
🌿Team Green Waste (catchy) were wheelbarrowing said green waste from a large pile to Team Tree-age. Many frogs were found and rescued during this task 🐸
🌳Team Tree-age (get it?!) were sorting the green waste into different piles, depending on the twiggy-ness of it 🌿
🍃Meanwhile, Team Lop had their work cut out, cutting back a very overgrown area. Huge kudos to Lizzie who did a sterling job holding the light so everyone could see what they were doing 💡
🌺Alongside all of that, Team Flowerbed were digging flowerbed to clear it of everything except trees and one particular plant. Craig and Huw had their work cut out with a particularly stubborn root but very impressively got it out🌱
📷After half an hour of hard work, a lot had been achieved and a sense of satisfaction (hopefully) pervaded all. After a group photo and transporting all the tools back to the van, we said farewell to our walking friends and did a fitness session. We split into teams and did some relays, firstly running and then skipping. Personally, I had a great time seeing the many, many different skipping techniques. Everyone did brilliantly and then it was time to run back to base and eat cake 🤤
🍰With a choice of brownies and caramel shortbread (or maybe both 😏), all the baked goods were quickly finished and it was time to head off.
🙌Thank you everyone for a truly excellent evening and don't forget that we've got plenty of tasks this week to help us to reach our target of 400 good deeds (and 10,000k distance) for the January Challenge. Will we make it?! See all of our upcoming sessions here and sign up to one or many to help us get there ☑️
Credit to Nick for the pun 😅
Carr Juniors Forest school needs some help with moving their outdoor seating around. There are 20 seats and a couple of picnic benches to shift.
It should be a short task (Christine reckons it won't take more than half an hour) so plenty of time for Saturday morning brunch once the heavy lifting has been done.
If nothing else, it's the ideal photo opportunity to maximise your chances of getting into the apocryphal 'GG Yorkies carrying logs' calendar.
Meet at the entrance to Carr JUNIOR school. (The infant school is next door, but you won't be able to get in through there, so make sure you read the signs!)
We've offered to lend a hand volunteering at Heslington parkrun. Following our recent excellent contributions at York and Knavesmire Juniors, we thought we would share our love around. Meet at 8:30-8:40 on the cycle track. Everyone welcome and no experience necessary!
PLEASE NOTE: you must email email@example.com with your name and barcode number (if you have one). See what roles are available here: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/heslington/futureroster/ as the roster will fill up, so get your names in soon!
Time for more fun with junior parkrun! Come along to the Knavesmire for 08:45 to help make the run go smoothly. Juniors starts where York parkrun finishes - in and to the left as you enter from Knavesmire Road.
IMPORTANT: you must email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to let them know you're available, and (optionally) what role/s you have experience of or would like to try. No experience necessary, but please include your parkrun barcode number if you have one. Similarly if you have to sign out for any reason, please ensure you email to let them know.
Volunteering at New Earswick parkrun. Come along to the New Earswick Sports Club and help make the run go smoothly.
IMPORTANT: you must email email@example.com in advance to let them know you're available, and (optionally) what role/s you have experience of or would like to try. No experience necessary, but please include your parkrun barcode number if you have one. Similarly if you have to sign out for any reason, please ensure you email to let them know.