Estelle

Cardiff

28Good deeds

28runs

172cheers

Estelle went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

I've got hose, in different area codes.

Tue 10 May
Report written by Michael

Back to our friends at 'Forget me not' cafe who today had been planting some new displays as well as the usual get together. We met in split groups today, those wanting a bit more of a run at Bigmoose a lovely coffee shop on Frederick Street (visit it if you get the chance). Those wanting a shorter distance met at Penylan Library where we ran to pick them up and finally cyclists met us directly at the location.

As we arrived we were met with smiles and tasks ready, outside we needed to get watering everything that we could see. Inside the tables needed removing and putting away, chairs stacking, floors mopped, chairs put back out ready for the Church that allows it's use as a community space and finally vacuum the carpet. Just a few things then...

Ready, Set GO!

It was all hands on as we started, using chairs and tables as weights, then as soon as the floor was clear decisions, decisions.....who's mopping? Jamie took the lead, whilst everyone else had a quick break, but not for long. As soon as floor was free it was time to start putting the chairs back in order, they needed to be in rows and hoked together.

Outside there was some watering action going on, hose pipes and watering cans giving the freshly planted flowers a good drink of water.

Soon enough it was the last push as the vacuum cleaners got to work on the aisle carpets, the ever trusting Henry (Hetty also available) and the strangest sounding machine I think we had ever heard. Once done we had enough time for a bit of a chat and some wonderful treats before heading back.

It was a nice total 6km all in all

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Estelle signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Helping the Wonderful 'Forget Me Not' group

Tue 10 May 18:15 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
Support the return of 'Forget me Not' cafe

Forget me not cafe are meeting again at St. Edward Community Hall and so we are also returning to help them, this will be there 'in person' meeting in the hall so we will be making our way over to help put things back all clean and tidy.

We will be mopping, vacuuming and having a workout moving the chairs back into position. Possibly a bit of gardening. Exact work will be listed closer to the time

18:15 - 18:30 Meet up and chat
18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to task (Walk, Run, Cycle)
19:00 - 19:30 Volunteer Task funtimes
19:30 - 20:00 Active travel back (Walk, Run, Cycle)

20:00 - Optional Social

If you want to meet at the task please leave a note on the sign up page below, just so that I know and we aren't waiting for you at the start. All that we ask is that you don't drive!

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Estelle went on a community mission
Community mission
Cardiff

Giving nature a helping hand

Sat 23 Apr
Report written by Karolina

It was meant to be one of those weeding tasks which good gym loves and for the most part it was.

Mike, Estelle, Emily and Karolina got on just fine with weeding the ground until Karolina decided to move a shrub out of the way. This would mean trimming and lifting the lovely shrub out of the ground!

As her plans became apparent, the three good gymmers conceived a counter plan. Instead of moving it, they have proposed to tie up the shrub. After a few trials, the task was completed and the shrub was saved.

They finished the task off with a group photo and off they went to enjoy their Saturday.

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Estelle went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Drop Dead Head

Tue 5 Apr
Report written by Michael

Welcome to our ALBUM cover edition........

Tonight, we returned to the wonderful group of 'Forget me not Cafe' who had met to take advantage of the light evenings and get some seed planting on the go. It will not be too long until they are out in the gardens planting up and making a wonderful display.

Our task tonight was three-fold,

  1. Clean up the community space in the Church, pack away the tables, vacuum the carpets and put the chairs back ready for Church usage.
  2. Secateurs on the go - and dead head ahoy to the no longer blooming daffodils.
  3. Finally, using up the space in the raised planters to plant some gladioli bulbs.

FACT

Gladioli is Dame Edna's favourite flower

We split into groups tonight, those that ran the full 5 km from the city centre and back again, those who made a 2 km who we picked up along the way and the final meeting at the task. Once there we again split into three groups, but this time for the tasks at hand. And once split we wasted no time going full throttle getting everything done, and with time to spare at the end to chat without hosts about the upcoming events that were due - followed of course by the helping had of Cardiff goodgym afterwards to clear.

Party rings all around, and on a full sugar high it was time for a quick photo - album cover style before we made our ways back home / to town for a little social.

A lovely evening and a lovely bunch of people, what more do you need on a Tuesday?

Why not join us next week for more fun and frolics......?

Sign up HERE

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Estelle signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Helping the Wonderful 'Forget Me Not' group

Tue 5 Apr 18:15 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
Support the return of 'Forget me Not' cafe

Forget me not cafe meeting again at St. Edward Community Hall and so we are also returning to help them, this will be there 'in person' meeting in the hall so we will be making our way over to help put things back all clean and tidy.

We will be mopping, vacuuming and having a workout moving the chairs back into position. Possibly a bit of gardening. Exact work will be listed closer to the time

18:15 - 18:30 Meet up and chat
18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to task (Walk, Run, Cycle)
19:00 - 19:30 Volunteer Task funtimes
19:30 - 20:00 Active travel back (Walk, Run, Cycle)

20:00 - Optional Social

If you want to meet at the task please leave a note on the sign up page below, just so that I know and we aren't waiting for you at the start. All that we ask is that you don't drive!

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Estelle went on a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Harping around

Tue 22 Mar
Report written by Michael

Tonight we had an opportunity to get a good run in for our task, SEVEN goodgym volunteers met to take to the streets and distribute flyers for Oasis.

Catrin Finch, from Llanon on the west coast of Wales, is the most gifted classical harp virtuoso of her generation, grounded in prodigious early achievements and intense classical training, and serving as Royal Harpist to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in her early twenties. Catrin has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras; she has also achieved chart success with her number 1 rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and has recorded for the world’s leading classical labels.

After Catrin had heard about the support that Oasis offer refugees and asylum seekers in Wales, she kindly offered to run a fundraiser event for them. Oasis Cardiff and Oasis One World Choir are honoured to invite Catrin to The Gate for a performance for the local and wider community.

We all met outside our usual start / end location - Sport Wales National Centre, and enjoying the sunshine and the fact that we were starting in the light we made our way through the local park. Over Bridges, up steps, it was a nice workout making our way to the Gate (A lovely community Centre for varied performances and art exhibitions). A quick photo check and time to split up the leaflets, runners all heading off in different directions to look work up some encouragement for what looks to be a great event.

Once all the flyers were gone, we got together and made our way back. This time we had to head through town, making our final run a little longer - but that's the point of our Tuesdays, active travel, volunteering and fun with friends.

Come join us next week!

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Estelle signed up to a group run
Group run
Cardiff

Oasis and Catrin Finch

Tue 22 Mar 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
Help to support the great work Oasis does with refugees

After Catrin had heard about the support that we offer refugees and asylum seekers in Wales, she kindly offered to run a fundraiser event for us. Oasis Cardiff and Oasis One World Choir are honoured to invite Catrin to The Gate for a performance for our local and wider community.

Our job - to get those flyers out and about and help this event sell through the ROOF.

  • 18:15 Meet and Natter
  • 18:30 Active travel
  • 19:00 Task
  • 19:30 Active travel back
  • 20:00 Head for a quick social
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Estelle has done a 6 month mission streak. Sun 20 Mar 2022

Estelle just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Estelle a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Estelle went on a community mission
Community mission
Cardiff

Volunteer Marshall’s needed - Charity Dog Walk at Bute Park!

Sun 20 Mar

Sign up by the 6th of March 2022.

We’re looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help with things like: welcoming our walkers, selling raffle tickets and marshalling the 5k route. Ideally you'll be available to help out from around 9am, until the early afternoon – the earliest finish will be around 1pm.

See the Website for more details Here

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