A team of 11 Goodgym walkers and runners set out to brighten up the SANCTUARY Yarden.
Gathering around the Suitcases, the energy was bubbling as new and old Goodgym members met. It was brilliant to have Frances join us, returning to help this brilliant charity. After a top to toe warm up, we headed off. Pauline leading the walking group and the runners taking a scenic route to admire the Wigwam and Giraffe buildings before rendevousing in Crown St Park. Selfies and parading complete the team met the wonderful Maddie who had everything ready to go. A mix of clearing top soil, weeding and emptying soil commenced with the team working slickly. Two planters were completely revived with fresh compost and the rest were weeded and topped. The difference was considerable and left the Yarden looking much more fitting of the place name.
Well done team for the great effort, thanks to Pauline for walk leading and photos and to Steph for the pun!
Welcome to GoodGym Liverpool
We're a friendly and social group who combine exercise with helping out in the local community. We meet every week to get active and do a physical task to help the charities and community organisations and projects across the Liverpool City Region.
We're going back for our third visit to this amazing charity, having first helped out at Sanctuary Family Support back in the summer of 2019 fixing up their kitchen and outside space, and visited once again in July this year.
We're back again to help finish off restoring their gorgeous Yarden back to it's pre-lockdown glory. Creating a much needed oasis of calm for people living with and recovering from addiction.
Sanctuary Family support is a confidential service for Substance misusers and family members 18 and over. We provide 1-1 support, counselling, outreach, holistic therapies, drug education & information, workshops, family cohesion activities during summer holidays.
The Run (and walk)
GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and always have a walking option too if that's more preferable for you. We always have a back-marker so no-one is left behind - we're about achieving something together so you'll always be welcome no matter what your pace is.
We'll be meeting at the Suitcases on Hope Street, details of the run/walk to follow! What 3 Words location link
The run/walk starts at 6:30pm so please arrive a little early ready to start on time.
The Liverpool Half Marathon is a regular event in the calender and is a massive logistical challenge requiring many volunteers to make it happen, so it was wonderful for Good Gymers to be able to help out and man the last water station at the twelve mile mark. To say that we went beyond the call of duty is an understatement. It rained, it was freezing, the wind howled and was had some hail thrown in for good measure and a bit of sun as well, which gave some blessed relief from the cold. It was frenetic but everyone chipped in and supported the epic runners on such a hostile day and gave them some welcome water near to the end of the course. A big should out to all who attended but especially those who came up from Lambeth to take part. We even managed to clear up all the bottles and caps at the end. Good job Good Gymers.
Frances has helped keep other people motivated, Frances has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Frances.
Frances completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Frances was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
We are made up to welcome GoodGym Lambeth to our boss city for the weekend.
After a Friday night welcome social last night, this morning 22 runners from GoodGym Liverpool and Lambeth, plus a bonus couple from GG York, ran 4km to help the Friends of Everton Park.
The main task was to edge a path and as multi branch dream team, we made light work of it. There was also a secondary task with a team busy lopping rouge branches off lower tree trunks.
The atmosphere was much warmer than the weather, and the views were worth braving the brief hail storm.
Tomorrow we're looking forward to taking on the Liverpool Half Marathon and 10-Miler. Plus there's another Community Mission with a GG team staffing the 12-miler water stall.
Thanks again for visiting us Team Lambeth - you're a fab bunch.