Emma Nibbs (She/Her)
The Paper Cup Project works to support people who are sleeping rough or experiencing homelessness in Liverpool. They do incredible work getting food and clothing, medical support and, when possible, accommodation to people who need it most. Their next project is to open a cafe which will provide training and support for people wanting to get back into employment, as well as a safe place to access advice and information.
On a rainy evening eight GoodGymers came together to add a little bit of support to the project by scraping off old wallpaper, painting some walls, and up-cycling some stools. We had walkers, runners and cyclists amongst us, and set to working in the dim light (the cafe doesn't have full lighting yet!) with some of us getting more paint on ourselves than the walls!
A huge welcome back to Grace, everyone loved seeing you again!
We will be going back to the cafe to help again at some point, and most definitely to enjoy a cuppa and slice of cake once they are open.
We began our monthly GoodGym does parkrun tour with eight of us and Penny Flo (furry GoodGymer) at Princes Park parkrun Amongst us were 6 seasoned parkruners and two discovering the joy of all things parkrun for the very first time.
With a mild and dry day it was perfect running weather and the Princes Park team where joyous and supportive as always. 2 and a half laps round the park, taking in the wildflowers and the wildlife, including the birds on the lake, the squirrels hiding in the trees, and all the barkrun dogs (with some more eager to run than others)
Five of us run and three walked, with finishing times ranging from 24:08 to 58:46 as just like GoodGym, parkrun is for everyone!
The next of our monthly parkruns will be on October 2nd at Crosby
And we will also be starting a GoodGym Volunteer Takover once a quarter to help support the amazing volunteers teams at our local parkruns, so keep an eye on the listings to get involved.
The Paper Cup project is a Liverpool based charity which supports local rough sleepers & people experiencing homelessness ran by volunteers. They say they "aim to bring smiles to people’s faces when they need it most"
They are setting up a cafe in Queens Square and have asked us to come along and help paint the main cafe space and help get the place ready to open.
The Cafe is in Queens Square, it's what used to be the Shamrock Pub, behind La Tasca