Jackie Dines

Coventry

98Good deeds

179runs

404cheers

Jackie Dines went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Tree-mendous work

Tue 30 Nov
Report written by Liz Pharoah

Thankfully tonight was less cold and icy than over the weekend so 7 members of GoodGym Coventry ran to support Myton Hospice and Pass the Smile for Ben with their Christmas tree collection.

Tonight 500 leaflets were delivered to houses to raise awareness of the charities' work and Janet achieved her 10th Good deed and climbed all the stairs to reach some of the front doors!

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Jackie Dines went on a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

We had a won-deer-ful time with santa-stic weather at Warwick Reindeer Run

Sun 28 Nov
Report written by Katherine Mills

4 Goodgymers supported Raceways in aid of Marathon Kids at Warwick Racecourse this morning for their reindeer 2.5k and 7k races followed by the kids 1km fun run.

Not to be outdone by the runners, we donned our reindeer outfits along with high vis marshall jackets. Jackie took marshalling reindeer to the next level with her authentic reindeer herder hat. Lil, Jackie and Nigel took their positions at strategic points around the course and after a much needed warm up run by Katherine - the herd was off!

Tails bobbing, lots of cheering and 3 laps of the course later, runners were presented with water, a mince pie and a medal. It was then a quick change of positions ready for marshalling the kids fun run which ran directly afterwards.

The event was a huge success with everyone having a big smile on their face as they crossed the finish line. Let's hope we can help to support this event again in the future - well, it would be Rudolph us not to!

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Jackie Dines signed up to a party
Party
Coventry

GoodGym Coventry Christmas 2021

Tue 14 Dec 19:45 pm
Coventry Boys and Girls Club, White Friars St, Coventry, CV1 2DS
To celebrate the festive season with your friends at GoodGym Coventry!

Let's celebrate the festive season together at the Christmas market in Broadgate!

Please join us for a festive get together at Dhillon's (formerly Inspire) next to The Wave.

All are welcome, even if you are not joining us for the task on that day.

We can also admire the Christmas lights and the 'Show Windows'

https://coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/the-show-windows/

We will meet at Coventry Boys and Girls Club at 19:40 (approx.) and walk into the city centre together

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Jackie Dines went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

50 crates of grey (socks, jumpers, coats....)

Tue 23 Nov
Report written by Liz Pharoah

8 GoodGym Coventry runners ran 4km to support Clothing Coventry tonight.

On arrival, many boxes of Christmas donations were relocated to the upstairs grotto area. Many boxes were then taken outside to be sorted into age groups to then be stacked orderly inside the warehouse.Coats were also hung ready to be shared with families.

Some GoodGym runners also bought some donations of coats.

Donations can be also taken during opening hours: Monday 10-1, Tuesday 10-1 and Wednesday 4-8pm for men’s winter coats and trainers only.

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Jackie Dines signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Warwick & Leamington Spa

Supporting/marshalling at Warwick Reindeer Run

Sun 28 Nov 09:00 am
Warwick Racecourse, Hampton Street, Warwick, CV34 6HN
Get into the festive spirit by cheering on runners and marshalling the course

We have been asked by Raceways if we can provide some volunteers to support at their upcoming Reindeer Run at Warwick Racecourse. This is a fun run with 7km and 2.5km distance options where everyone dresses in a reindeer costume!

Jobs will involve marshalling around the course (including a good dose of cheering and Christmas songs), assisting with registration before the race and manning a water station. Christmas-themed accessories are optional but encouraged :-)

The run starts at 10am so they have asked if volunteers can arrive by 9am and they expect everything to be finished by 11am.

You can either meet us at the racecourse, or there is an optional social run.

For those meeting at the task event HQ is located at the southern end of Warwick racecourse, the Paddock Entrance (adjacent to the St Marys Area 2 car park).

Alternatively you can meet us at St Nicks for a 1 mile run to the start, a 1 mile run back and then a social run around the park afterwards if we have any energy left after all that cheering!

We need to let Raceways know how many people can help out by the end of next week, so please sign up by midday on Friday 19th November.

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Jackie Dines signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Coventry

Clearing the Roof garden at Hearsall Community Primary

Sat 27 Nov 10:30 am
Hearsall Community School, Kingston Road,, Coventry, CV5 6LR

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Create a memorial garden for the school

Pass the smile and Hearsall Academy are developing a roof garden as a memorial garden. It needs a lot of TLC and things taking up to and down from the roof.

It will be quite a physical task. Tasks are: 1. carry bags of compost up the stairs to fill the 2 planters we left there (1 large rectangle, 1 smaller square). Number of bags TBC. 2. Carry supplied plants up stairs and plant them in the compost. 3. Carry bark chippings up the stairs and top dress planters (*this one is TBC). 4. Carry massive new pot plus compost up the stairs, then repot the massive cherry tree into a new pot. 5. Help set up automatic drip feeder from the tap, so it waters the planters and tree. Then, if time/materials available... 6. Repair trellis and bird boxes already on site. 7. Paint trellis and birdboxes. 8. Carry downstairs (to my van) anything that we need disposing of. 9. Clean up/brush afterwards.

I've listed it for 10.30 so some of you can attend after parkrun 😊

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Jackie Dines went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Keeping it Skip-shape!

Tue 16 Nov
Report written by Liz Pharoah

What a great evening and which a pleasure to see this request come to fruition.

This evening 9 GoodGym Coventry members support Kairos as they develop their outdoor area.

There was an immense amount of budlea and brambles alongside the building as well as garden debris to the rear and even more budlea and brambles further back.

As normal, the GoodGym team were unphased and got on with the task and transformed the outdoor area.

It was really great to meet John and he was a great help with the budlea and brambles clearing the rear with Lil and Susan. Laura and Maddie ensured the paths were clean and tidy and Jackie and Vic ensured that the captain of our skip, Allan, was kept busy keeping it skip-shape. Many thanks to The Kitchens Inc for supporting Kairos in sourcing the skip.

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Jackie Dines went on a community mission
Community mission
Coventry

Strictly Come Raking

Sat 6 Nov
Report written by Vickie Spawton

Four Goodgym members got a good workout today completing some tasks to improve the play area at The Foleshill Family Hub. The first task was to remove and carry a stack of pallets into the car park ready for collection. Then the team used shovels and rakes to spread a pile of bark chipping into a flat area for the children to play in. The boat was secured by packing bark around it making it safe for the children to play in.

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Jackie Dines went on a group run
Group run
Coventry

Messy monsters

Tue 26 Oct
Report written by Liz Pharoah

WOW, What a lovely evening for a litter pick and tour of town searching for monsters. It was a great night as 9 members of GoodGym Coventry took to the streets.

Town has never looked do exciting or vibrant as we made our way around the first and last sections of Coventry half marathon route ready for the event on Sunday.

It was great to see the lovely water features and light displays around town as well as the monsters.

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