(she/her) Liverpool Area Activator, mountain hiking beach wanderer at heart, a surprised runner, and wild swimming wannabe.
The task tonight was at the Pagoda Arts centre, a mere stones throw from our usual meeting point. So after meeting on Hope Street the runners and walkers set off in opposite directions with the runners taking a meandering 2.5km route to meet the others there.
On arrival we were briefed about the task - clearing a grassy verge of grass, weeds and litter.
If we were being perfectly honest, we were initially sceptical of our ability to perform a task fit for a strimmer. 40 mins later however and the transformation was evident! All whilst trying not to disturb the tai chi class going on inside. Well done team!
This was our forth visit to help out at Liverpool Zero Waste Community on their Friday evening session. They have an ever growing number of sessions every day across Liverpool and it's really worth checking out their social media pages to see all the amazing work they are doing!
It was a quieter night than previous weeks with not as much surplus food arriving from shops around Liverpool. But we got stuck in cleaning up spilled soup, setting up chairs and tables, sorting through bags and crates of pastries, vegetables, frozen meals, fruit and cakes and sharing them out between the 30 bags all ready to be handed to people for family and community meals.
Welcome to GoodGym Liverpool
We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every Monday evening to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across Liverpool.
Most Group Runs will be lead one of our fabulous volunteer qualified Run Leaders, but watch out for ones listed as 'Social Runs' as this means no Run Leader is present but we still go out and run together keeping our 'no one left beind' GoodGym vibe in place!
Pagoda Arts are an award winning organisation who provide opportunities for everyone to take part in Chinese Cultural activities. Providing services for the local Chinese community and anyone who wants to learn and experience Chinese arts.
We've done many tasks at Pagoda in the past, and this is our first time back after lockdown, so we are excited to be back again! We'll be helping to tidy up the garden with some weeding and litter picking.
All tools are provided but please bring your own gloves.
We'll be meeting at the Suitcases on Hope Street for a warm up and a run (with walk option) to the task. What 3 Words meet up link
Our Run Leader Sophie will take us on a run around the local area, weaving through the streets to the centre on Henry Street.