Judy Knapp

I am already a member of GoodGym Portsmouth but have moved out of the city and would like to see the development of GoodGym in Chichester. There is so much potential for missions and tasks in the wider Chichester area. I love combining running, helping my local community, protecting the environment and having fun with others doing the same.

Portsmouth

TaskForce

231Good deeds

387runs

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TaskForce achievements

85

Community Missions
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8

Group Runs
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3

Walking Groups
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Run reports
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Run reports
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Judy Knapp went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Three's a crowd

Fri 16 Apr
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

Judy got the sunny role out back and even squirreled a chair from the party tent so she could sit down on the job.

Catherine was chief admin officer dishing out vaccine information leaflets and stamping the cards.

I had the beautifully named role of floater (I've been called worse!), which mostly involved making hot drinks and covering toilet breaks. I had the final hour of the day in the sunshine directing traffic!

A fairly quiet day with a flurry of activity in the closing minutes!

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Judy Knapp completed a walk • Walk with Mel
Fri 16 Apr
12.1km
02:19:19
11:29/km
Judy Knapp signed up to a training session
Training session
Portsmouth

Sea Swim

Sat 1 May 11:00 am
Speakers Corner by Rocksby’s Café, Southsea Esplande, Southsea, PO5 3PG
Enjoy the benefits of open water swimming with chums

Post Beach Clean, a little dip to welcome in Spring.

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Judy Knapp signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

All Saints Church Gardening

Sat 24 Apr 10:50 am
All Saints Church, 334 Commercial Road, Portsmouth, PO1 4BT
Helping Asylum Seekers improve language skills and integrate.

Gardening at All Saints Church. GoodGym team to work with asylum seekers to improve the garden at the church.

Action Asylum ( Portsmouth City of Sanctuary) is finding community tasks to help asylum seekers improve language skills and integrate with the community.

Unfortunately, as this project is just getting off the ground, they currently do not have their own tools. So anything you can bring along would be appreciated, gloves as a minimum.

Anita the project leader will meet you at the start of the task to chat to you about what needs doing.

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Judy Knapp signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Friday 16th 2-5

Fri 16 Apr 14:00 pm
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test if you test at home, please arrive 10 minutes before the shift starts.

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers!

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Judy Knapp signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Beach clean near RNLI

Wed 21 Apr 18:15 pm
RNLI Lifeboat Station, Ferry Road, Eastney, PO4 9LY
Stop rubbish polluting our sea

Keeping up with our Wednesday evening Community Mission our next litter pick is at the RNLI on Ferry Road, Southsea. After walking around the beach at low tide there is a fair bit of rubbish still around for us to collect. Depending on the tide times we may be able to get further down the beach to retrieve more litter.

Let me know if you need a litter picker so I can bring what is needed

Meet at RNLI on Ferry Road.

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Judy Knapp signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Leafleting for the package free larder over the weekend

Sat 24 Apr 12:00 pm
Central Library , Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2DX
Help decrease plastics in Pompey

This task can be done at any point up to Thursday 29th April

The Package Free Larder are wanting to get the word out about what they do and who they are and have enlisted us to help deliver some leaflets to local businesses and people!

Can be done on your own or in pairs / threes for more fun. Please send me a photo or two for the report!

Focusing on places where folk hang out - cafes / small businesses / education / leisure.

Roads/areas:

  • Albert Road
  • Elm Grove
  • Palmerston Road/Osborne
  • Seafront
  • Fratton highstreet
  • ? Northend highstreet
  • ? Hilsea
  • Eastney
  • Commercial Road
  • Hotwalls
  • Gunwarf Quays incl Spinnaker Tower
  • Portsmouth Museum
  • Portsmouth Dockyard

Let me know where you would like to go....

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Judy Knapp went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Thank you for the music

Wed 14 Apr
Report written by Judy Knapp

Tracy and I joined other volunteers getting St Margaret's Church ready to open its community shop.

What a buzz of activity, with socially distanced helpers at different stations inside the church: stocking the food bank, the children & baby section, the cafe (to open after 17 May), and the stylish home wares.

Tracy helped unpack goods on the ground floor, while I was tasked with packing away all the Christmas items to go into storage. Next Tracy & I were asked to find the best way to display music items, including a vast donation of classical music vinyl records. Tracy had the best time, flicking through the collection, exclaiming about the range of composers, while I just wanted to stack 'em high! We completed our display with CDs and a range of musical instruments.

St Margaret's Church is certainly a great place to visit, grab a bargain and from next month, to have a coffee and sink into one of their huge sofas.

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Judy Knapp completed a walk • Walk to the pub!
Tue 13 Apr
2.8km
29:18
10:37/km
Judy Knapp signed up to a training session
Training session
Portsmouth

Captain Tom 100 - virtual team run/walk

Fri 30 Apr 18:00 pm
From your home, Any city, Any postcode
collaborate to run 100 miles!

Run/jog/walk and help us get to 100 miles (or maybe even 200!) at any time on Friday 30th April

This event is set up to be part of the Captain Tom 100 legacy day. Feel free to contribute to the foundation fundraising here or make your own charitable donation wherever you see fit.

We will be doing a team effort to run/jog/walk 100 miles on Friday 30th April, in "legs" of 5 miles - you can pledge to do 1 x 5 miles, 2 x 5 miles etc. Just fill in this spreadsheet to let us know what you are doing. If you're doing 10, 15, 20 miles then just put your name on more than one row!

Snap a selfie before / during / after and send it to me for the run report.

No time pressure, no competition, just the chance to be a part of something bigger.

Feel free to team up with others (up to 6 people in total per group) and go out together if you wish. WhatsApp social chat is the place to find a buddy or two!

Shout if you have any questions. Good luck!

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