Leeds Area Activator | Love to run and walk fast!
Wow, Gemma has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!
Let's get together and reconnect! We're going to the new Wetherspoons in Headingley for a bit of change and to make sure there's plenty of space for us all :)
This is a chance to have drinks (and maybe food), socialise and chat about GG Leeds in "the new normal". It will be really relaxed opportunity to meet up and see everyone again.
I'll (Katie) will be there from 7pm and will stick around for a couple of hours, so feel free to come whenever works for you :)
This morning Gemma battled the wind and drizzle and cycled over to Chapel Allerton to tackle an overgrown wildlife patch.
I collected tools from one of the friendly members of Chapel Allerton spaces and headed over to the space to get started. Cycling with the tools was not an easy feat!
There were a lot of leaves, which I collected first. I then removed litter that had accumulated under the leaves. I also weeded the area, picking out nettles and dandelions that had taken over since we last visited the patch.
We will be heading over to Chapel Allerton several times over the year, to help Chapel Allerton Spaces to keep on top of their patches and ensure that they are all safe and accessible for members of the public to visit.
We have been asked by Chapel Allerton Spaces to help them keep some of the spaces in the area clean, tidy and well looked after. One of the areas that is in need of TLC is the wildlife patch near the park. The wildlife patch can be found at the following location: https://w3w.co/middle.tonic.remit
We will have tools provided, but please bring gardening gloves if you have them, and be prepared for rain and mud.
Three GoodGym Leeds members cycled over to Hunslet to help prepare garden space for the local community.
Helen, Gemma and Robert arrived at 10am and got stuck straight in to weeding, raking and clearing the space. They worked hard and made a real difference, supporting a team of other volunteers from the community, Hyde Park Source and local councillors. It was a great morning, and the team managed to miss the rain.
GoodGym Leeds will next be helping to create a memorial garden at Barca on October 5th.
Bright and early on Sunday morning, 6 GoodGym Leeds members made their way over to the First Direct Arena to help with baggage collection and storage for the Run for All Leeds Half Marathon. The morning started at 7:45 with a briefing, followed by a few hours of bag collection, sorting and redistribution.
The GoodGym members worked with other volunteers to collect the bags. Damu supported a team of other volunteers on one truck, with Robert and Gemma working with two other volunteers to store bags for runners, and Helen, Anna and Khara working together on another truck to collect and store bags.
It was brilliant to be able to offer support to keep the event moving. Well done to everyone - especially as it was a very early start! A big cheer goes out to Khara who made her GoodGym debut!
The neglected Rehoboth grave yard on Farsley’s Coal Hill Lane is now getting the makeover it deserves. GoodGym have been asked to help with the Rehoboth graveyard restoration.
The Rehoboth team meet regularly, but are always in need of extra hands - and this is where we come in. The tasks that we will be getting involved with will depend on what is being done by the rest of the Rehoboth team but will be manual tasks such as:
- Recovery of coping stones (150 years old) for wall builders
- Moving wood up a short slope to our bonfire area.
- Re erecting a headstone upright
- Clearing a cobbled turning circle originally for teams of horses to use.
- General strimming and clearing.
There are lots of tasks still to be done, so our support is greatly appreciated. They will have an experienced volunteer in charge. Please wear a fluorescent jacket - if you have one, and gardening gloves. If you don't have these, the site team have some we can borrow.
You can find out more about the Rehoboth on their Twitter page: https://twitter.com/FarsleyOf or read this article: https://westleedsdispatch.com/community-spirit-is-key-to-progress-at-farsley-rehoboth-burial-ground/
The Farsley Baptist Rehoboth Burial Ground is located on the junction of Coal Hill Lane/Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS28 5NA - there are toilets and parking spots near by. It is also easily accessed from the Leeds-Liverpool canal for those of you running, walking or cycling!