Francesco Ruvolo

Portsmouth

3Good deeds

3runs

12cheers

Francesco Ruvolo has cheered 10 times. Mon 27 Sep 2021

Francesco has helped keep other people motivated, Francesco has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Francesco.

Francesco Ruvolo has completed their first run in a new area. Mon 27 Sep 2021

Curious? Francesco has just run their first session in another area. For that explorative spirit Francesco is awarded the scout badge. A Scout is trustworthy

Francesco Ruvolo went on a group run
Group run
Barnet

Three starter sessions in one day!

Sun 26 Sep
Report written by Paul Salman

Five GoodGym runners came together at Stephens house and gardens to run and demonstrate three community Mission in one day. (is it a good gym record?) We warmed up and introduced ourselves then set off to St Mary‘s Church in Finchley. The oldest building in Barnet dating from the 12th century. The graveyard was full of litter as well as the local garden. So we set about clearing with litter pickers and bags donated by Barnet Council. It took longer than expected because of the level of refuse. We then jogged further down the hill to do some leafleting. (We occasionally do this to raise funds or awareness for a charity. Our third and final mission was to visit and help at Finchley way Open Space another kilometre away. It was great to see so many volunteers helping and it’s becoming an amazing open space for the public. We then returned back having completed three community missions in one day!

thanks for coming running and helping out

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Francesco Ruvolo signed up to a group run
Group run
Barnet

New Starter session running to local spaces that Goodgym has helped

Sun 26 Sep 10:00 am
Stephens House & Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley, London , N3 3QE
See and hear how we have helped

Beginners Goodgym Starter session. If you are interested in doing good and getting fit you will be welcome to our first starter session for 2021. We will be gathering for a beginners run session at Stephens House and Gardens to visit local the spaces that we have helped. This includes a church and a new green space at Finchley way. We will then run back to Stephens House and garden. Join us for tea, coffee and cake after we return.

The run session will be lead by a uk athletics run leader and will be suitable for all beginners. We will be stopping on route and staying together over the 2km to Finchley Way Open Space. We may then split into groups for further running on the way back.

Meet in the car park opposite the zebra crossing. See further details on this link https://www.goodgym.org/join-goodgym

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Francesco Ruvolo signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Foodbank sort out (start location MAKE)

Wed 18 Mar 18:15 pm
MAKE Cafe & Charity Shop, 1 Cornwall Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5AA

Please note that this group run has been cancelled.

Helping sort out all the donations we've collected!

Welcome to GoodGym Portsmouth! 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 in our area.

The Task:

After lots of work collecting donations in Tesco, we will be heading the foodbank to help sort out the massive haul!

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. 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.

The venue

We are meeting at our new venue, MAKE charity shop in Cornwall Road. The road is opposite the entrance to the Bridge Centre and MAKE is behind the Wetherspoons pub (John Jacques). If you're driving, there is a lot of on street parking round Cornwall Road and just off it. If you're cycling you can leave your bike inside the shop while we are out running. If you're running or walking there, we'll see you inside!

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Francesco Ruvolo went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Gold Star School Visit to Make It All White

Wed 19 Feb
Report written by Angela Chick

First of all a big warm Wednesday welcome to Dave who joined us for his first run tonight! We had record breaking numbers so HUGE thanks to everyone for coming out and Egg for making a special appearance as well as a return from Penny & Frankie who last joined us a year ago at this trip to Naomi House. Please come back again this year!

After our intro and a quick warmup we headed south to St Swithuns school where we were greeted by the ever-organised caretaker, Chris. He provided a whole new level of task organisation and delegation with carefully masked out areas for painting, notes on what needed doing and other notes of other jobs. Impressive!

The group of nearly 30 strong were split into different tasks - many taking up painting jobs, while others took on buffing the floors (or wrestling with the buffer in India and Pippa's case), cleaning carpets, wiping down tables, and other tasks Chris could find for us. The "buff" group in the hall added a whole level of exercise to their task, undertaking the lunge and squirt method of floor cleaning. There was lots of laughter and lots of tasks were completed saving Chris 18+ hours of work, so he was very grateful for our help!

We headed back north to the community centre, some of the Southsea lot split off, while the rest headed back to take part in a fitness session of squats, glute exercises, press ups, rows and single leg squats.

Another wonderful Wednesday!

Don't forget there is a community mission on Thursday evening and the Southsea Parkrun takeover on Saturday morning where many familiar faces will be volunteering and donning our red t-shirts! All the listings can be found here

Hope to see you soon!

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Francesco Ruvolo signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

School's out for half term

Wed 19 Feb 18:15 pm
Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Placel, Off Clive Rd, , Portsmouth , PO1 5JJ
Helping out with various jobs in the school

Welcome to GoodGym Portsmouth! 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 in our area.

The Task:

We're heading to St Swithun's school to help out with various jobs around the school. Previously we have painted inside and outside, dug over a flowerbed, planted trees, polished floors and emptied skips so we can guarantee there will be all sorts of things to do!

The Run/walk:

GoodGym is for everyone. We welcome runners of all abilities and it is often possible to walk to the task if you would prefer. 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. walkers will leave at 615 as the task about a 30 minute walk away

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Francesco Ruvolo has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 13 Feb 2019

Francesco is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

Francesco Ruvolo went on a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

pre-LOVEd is in the air

Wed 13 Feb
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

Tonight we welcomed Penny, Frankie AND Sandra to their first ever gym runs. Great to see you all and hope you will be back soon!

BIG LOVE NEWS IN VALENTINE'S WEEK! We also welcomed Rosie back from her trip to New Zealand where she got engaged! Congrats to Rosie and Aaron.

Luckily tonight's task was to the Naomi House charity shop, which have wedding dresses and outfits aplenty so Rosie could get some early ideas to start her planning!

The shop had received bags and bags of donations since we were last there, it's quite incredible how much comes through the shop itself. So we had the challenge of seeing whether we could empty and sort all the donations that had come in. Challenge accepted! And, of course, completed.

There was a good scale from "really?" to "wow look at this" in the donations piles this time. Highlights being a slanket (modeled by Frankie), a mermaid bikini (suits you Louisa), an Elsa wig which made Tony look like Pat Sharp and Sandra found a motivational t-shirt with some odd typeface placement. There were also some maternity trousers but unfortunately they'd be more like shorts on Laura so no luck there! And LOADS of Christmas things we unpacked including brand new Star Wars themed hats and stockings. Definitely worth a shopping trip in November!

Post run we headed back to the community centre for curry-themed circuits (tandoori tuck jump anyone?) and Sam ably lead the cool down stretches. After all that excitement, 11 of us sampled the delights of the Paanchi takeaway and rolled out of the community centre stuffed to bursting a little later than usual!

We are back to Naomi House again as a community mission at 2pm on Saturday 2nd March - we will be doing different jobs like steaming, tagging and sorting in the stock room. We are also back here on another group run on Wednesday 13th March for more donation sort outs. What gems will we find then? Sign up to one or both to keep on collecting your good deeds.

Next week we are outside for a big litter pick - sign up here. Fingers crossed it's a good weather week!

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Francesco Ruvolo signed up to a group run
Group run
Portsmouth

Tagging and Unbagging (Naomi House)

Wed 13 Feb 18:15 pm
Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Placel, Off Clive Rd, , Portsmouth , PO1 5JJ
Helping the charity shop with many hands on deck

We're heading back to Naomi House to mark up all the bags of clothes that we sorted in January and to help sort out any new donations that have come in during the time we've been away.

It's a walkable run to a place that is always very grateful for our help.

Sign up and come along for fun. Who knows what exciting things lurk in those donation bags?!

We're having a social curry afterwards too so bring your pennies (and £s) if you want to join us.

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