The forecast rain scared off our crowd tonight so we were left with a hardcore 29 to get tonight's tasks done. It was great to welcome Dean, Lill and Louise to GoodGym Bristol tonight and we hope to see you again soon!
It was a long-awaited evening as Russ got his 50th Good Deed after keeping us on tenterhooks for the past few weeks. Yesss Russ!
Maria led half of the group off to the Berry Maze for the peak weeding week of the year. Although we were skeptical that such a thing existed, the group arrived to weeds covering all of the maze's pathways. They set to work weeding away, with some breaks to taste the yellow raspberries which were popping up and made a good dent in the weeds. We are returning there for Saturday morning's Community Mission so sign up to get involved!
Cat-egorically a great match
Meanwhile, Alice was embarking on her new love quest with a Dusty Springfield the cat at Zion Community Centre. As Alice considered the potential of taking a new pet home, the rest of the group were split into teams of three to prepare the Community Centre for their first official wedding ceremony on Saturday. The group weeded all around the centre, dusted the toilets, cleaned the chairs, the windows and the pirate ship and generally got the place looking spick and span for the weekend. Once the evening's jobs were complete, we downed some custard creams, staged our very own wedding photo (what do you mean it looks nothing like a wedding?) and prepared for the big event of the night: our time trials for the GoodGym Olympics 1km Race
The Nationwide Race - Bristol leg
The competition was high, the hill was steep and biscuits were the fuel. The group set off from the Co-op (where all the classiest races start) and time-trialled their way down the hill while the rest of us acted as their cheer squad. Absolutely storming performances all round (special thanks to Pendulum for adding to Chris's performance). There is still time to take part! Read all the deets here. Following this excitement, we went at a much more leisurely pace back to Workout where we feasted on Russ' celebratory baklava and mulled over whether Alice and Dusty would ever meet again.
We are returning to Zion Bristol to help them with a deep clean of the busy community centre and do other odd jobs ahead of them hosting a big event at the weekend. Lots of hands make light work so sign up to get stuck in!
We will also be going to help Berry Maze with some mega-weeding in this key time while everything is in bloom.
We'll meet at Workout Bristol on Welsh Back where you can use the lockers to store any bags you have. Please bring a padlock if you wish to do this. We meet at 6.20pm and will be back by 8pm.