Gill 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 Gill a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.
Four GoodGymers braved the late afternoon heat to deliver flyers for FoodCycle - a charity that puts on no-strings-attached free social dinners for anyone who needs a good meal or simply wants to eat with someone for a change. They're launching in Luton on Tuesday 21st June so we lent a hand by delivering a bundle of flyers to homes near the venue - the Luton Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church on North Street. Rapid leapfrog flyering ensured the whole bundle was delivered in just over an hour. Great work!
FoodCycle is a charity that puts on no-strings-attached free social dinners for anyone who needs a good meal or simply wants to eat with someone for a change.
They're now launching in Luton so we're going to let all their neighbours know that there's a meal and a chat waiting for them.
We'll meet at People's Park, by the playground, then head off to do some speedy flyer leapfrogging up and down the roads of High Town and once we're all done we will head to the pub for much needed refreshment!
Joining forces with the Friends of Leagrave Park we went on a litter hunt. The woods yielded plenty of litter and several random items were pulled from the river, including a chair and a mini vacuum!
After an hour the area was pristine again and a nice pile awaited collection by the council.
We had a great GoodGym turnout this week to support Wardown Parkrun, six of us doing a combo of marshalling and barcode scanning on a lovely sunny morning, congratulating the hundreds of keen runners and walkers doing their 5ks. Special cheers for GoodGymmer Gail who was running it today, and doing a 5k chat in the process!
Wardown Parkrun is a weekly 5k event that gets 100s of participants, and it's all made possible by the efforts of a few volunteers who get out of bed extra early so everyone else can enjoy a well organised free event.
Help the Hi-Vis Heroes
We are going to give those regular volunteers the opportunity to take a break or enjoy some company, while we take on as many of the volunteer roles as we can and show all those runners what GoodGym is all about in the process. It's win-win for everyone involved.
All volunteers will receive instruction on their role on arrival.
If you're not already, you will need to register with parkrun so they can record your name on the roster.
Gill has completed their 15th good deed with GoodGym
Lots of back and forth on this one as we took turns running barrow loads of woodchip from the pile and dumping onto the woodland footpath to create a mud free walkway for locals to use when enjoying this green space.
This was a great chance for an upper body workout too as we had plenty of shoveling to do! Before too long we had created a decent path but didn't quite reach the ends, so we'll be back!
Join this Saturday morning mission and get shoveling with the Friends of Leagrave Park! We'll be barrowing woodchip from the pile onto the Spinney path. Lots of back and forth shuttling and some shoveling will be a total body workout and help local residents enjoy this woody corridor mud free!