Joel

Chelmsford

TaskForce

196Good deeds

649runs

514cheers

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Joel signed up to a group run
Group run
Chelmsford

Jobs for Essex Waterways!

Wed 10 Aug 18:30 pm
Anglia Ruskin University , Mildmay Sports Centre, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
Improve the local litter situation near the River Chelmer

A litter pick at Wharf Road - Springfield Basin.

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Joel signed up to a party
Party
Chelmsford

Goodgym Vs. Beer

Sat 8 Oct 12:00 pm
Anglia Ruskin University , Mildmay Sports Centre, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
Trying every Good Beer Guide recommended pub!

There are 7 pubs in Chelmsford in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Joe likes beer, he really had to twist my arm to get me to agree to this.

The plan is:

The Endeavour - Meet at 12:00! The Oddfellows Arms - Lunch here, 12:45ish Hop Beer Shop - Timings then get hazy Orange Tree Queen's Head Railway Tavern Ale House - Dinner?

Obviously you do not have to have a full pint in each pub (or any pints at all, Laurie is doing her own 'different snack in each pub' challenge!). Welcome to join for all, or part of, the day. Just get in touch on the day if you want to come.

The plan is to order lunch from the Oddfellows as that will be about 12:45 when we get there! It is a two mile walk in total so surely counts as fitness as well...

Any questions, let me know!

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Joel completed a training run • Run to pick up car
Thu 4 Aug
3.0km
17:53
05:56/km
Joel completed a training run • Car Drop Off
Wed 3 Aug
2.8km
15:59
05:48/km
Joel completed a training run • Goodgym Leafletting
Wed 27 Jul
6.1km
51:12
08:26/km
Joel went on a group run
Group run
Chelmsford

Non-stop for Nightstop

Wed 27 Jul
Report written by Laurie Glendinning

We were met by Alison from Nightstop and one of her volunteers with a huge bag of leaflets and a request for us to deliver as many as we could on our run. Alison also told us more about what Nightstop does (read more below) and why these leaflet drops are needed - to find more volunteer hosts.

Joel led us out along the bunny walks up to Springfield where we passed Ian, who we hope will be back soon!

We started on Arun Close, followed by Humber Road (about 25% of Chelmsford's houses according to Andy and Russell), followed by many of the streets and their little cul-de-sacs named after places in the South West.

Based on Joel's estimate, the team delivered leaflets to somewhere between 300 and 350 houses. I never thought we would get through the huge number of leaflets I filled my bag with, but we did!

About Nightstop:

Nightstop volunteer hosts open their homes to young homeless people facing a night on the streets or sleeping in an unsafe place. Volunteer drivers and chaperones ensure these young people get to a place of safety.

It is a unique project which relies on community hosting to provide a safe, welcoming place for young homeless people in crisis. Communities and charities run Nightstop services in more than 30 locations around the UK, led and supported by the Nightstop team at Depaul UK, a national charity for homeless people. In 2019, volunteers provided 9,103 safe nights of accommodation to 937 people across the Nightstop network.

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Joel signed up to a group run
Group run
Chelmsford

Leaflet drop for Nightstop Essex

Wed 27 Jul 18:30 pm
The Old Factory, Durrant Court, Brook Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1UE
A vital charity for homeless 16 - 25 year olds

Alison Nightstop the Senior Coordinator wrote to Goodgym: "As you maybe already be aware, we are a new charity in Chelmsford and Colchester, but have been running for 35 years nationally, we are a homeless prevention charity that supports young people aged 16-25 years old who are at risk of becoming street homeless, we carefully match a young person with a Volunteer Host were they can stay for the night. Have a hot meal shower etc. whilst we work with local agencies to arrange a positive safe move on. Even though we are now live we are still urgently seeking more community hosts and spreading the word of Nightstop in the local communities. For this I was hoping you may have some volunteers who maybe able to help me in this quest by doing a leaflet drop in Chelmsford and Colchester. This was something I started to do a few months back but since became unwell and now need walking aids and have limited walking mobility."

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Joel went on a party
Party
Chelmsford

Burgers + birthday

Wed 20 Jul
Report written by Laurie Glendinning

A whole ten of us went for food after goodgym on a warm July evening, which just happened to be Joel's birthday. We celebrated by offering Joel the one free burger from a code that David found.

Special shout out to Andy for taking the longest to get ready before we set off for food, and to Ken for sticking around after his burger to talk to us.

We're at the Sausage and Cider festival on 5th August, and David and Joe are planning the Chelmsford CAMRA beer crawl on 8th October.

Great evening!

Laurie

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Joel completed a training run • Evening Run
Wed 20 Jul
4.7km
29:45
06:19/km
Joel went on a group run
Group run
Chelmsford

You better be-leaf we filled those bins

Wed 20 Jul
Report written by Laurie Glendinning

After most of the group meeting at 6.15, half of us set off for the task so we could get started early. Becca and Richard E were resourceful enough to find the tool shed, so by the time the others arrived we were in full swing of raking leaves.

We filled the two bins quickly, and to try and fit more in, Tav pushed leaves down with a rake using a similar technique to mashing potatoes, and Rich got in a bin.

The bins and couple of available bags were filled in record time, leafing us plenty of time to get to our dinner at 8pm. Even though the route was slightly longer on the way back, it seemed quicker because everyone was so ready for our latest social at Byron.

Great work everyone, and we'll be back to St John's for more leaf clearing!

See you all soon!

Laurie

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