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Breaking World Records Is Tire-ing Work!

Sat 14 Aug
Report written by Katy

Another exciting task for GoodGym Newcastle as we supported Tiny Lives and Grace House in a world-record-breaking event!

An amazing team of people are working to beat several tire-flipping world records across the course of this weekend, all in aid of two brilliant charities.

Tanya, Jenny and Katy were there to support the start of the events, with the first one kicking off at 10:00am. On the claxon, a team of 6 began flipping a 110kg tire up and down Blackett Street and they'd be aiming to complete 10km or more in distance over the course of the next 12 hours.

Seriously impressive!

Jenny and Katy were called in to officially adjudicate the weighing of the tire, then Tanya, Jenny and Katy, along with other Tiny Lives volunteers, were tallying each round of 50m and checking meticulously that the tire was flipped over the line each time. After only 43 minutes, the team had flipped the tire 1km, and then completed 2.6km by the time the first 2 hours was up. AMAZING!

Also on this weekend are tire flipping relays, 1hour sessions and speed sessions for 20m flipping, where the public were invited to give it a go for a small donation, in the hopes they could find their name in the Guinness Book of Records very soon! Tiny Lives and Grace House are truly inspiring local charities. Tiny Lives supports premature babies in need of special care at the RVI, while Grace House supports the lives of disabled children and their families in Sunderland.

We're looking forward to working with these charities again and also with the world-record breakers luck!

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Tyre Flipping Mad for Tiny Lives and Grace House!

Sat 14 Aug 09:00 am
Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5BS
A world record attempt is being mad in Newcastle to raise money for Tiny Lives and Grace House

Tiny Lives are looking for volunteers to help at an exciting fundraising world-record attempt event – Newcastle Goes Flipping Mad, held along Blackett Street in the centre of Newcastle, on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August. More info is available on the facebook page they have set up - https://www.facebook.com/Newcastle-GOES-Flipping-MAD-107886574853934

The event is kindly supporting 2 local charities: Tiny Lives on Saturday and Grace House on Sunday along with CHUF who are taking part in a fundraising Fire Walk with Grace House.

They are asking contestants to help them break the world record in flipping a large (very large) tyre. Along with various over challenges going ahead over the weekend too.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • Taking Registration details

  • Mark down the correct times of the tyre flips

  • Help to marshal the day

  • Donation collection

Tiny Lives will provide volunteer t-shirts for you to wear on the day and will also make sure we have plenty of snacks too :)

Both are full day events 9am – 6pm, but GoodGym are only listing the Saturday 9am-12pm slot as a community mission (great if you're able to head there straight after parkrun!)

However, feel free to contact the email addresses below to volunteer at other times as I'm sure the charities would appreciate the extra support if you can offer it:

Or, if anyone would like to take part in the event, please contact Paul or Phil on – Atlanticdream17@gmail.com

Please look for the Tiny Lives volunteers on Blackett Street/Grey's Monument and aim to arrive a little before 9:00 if possible so that you can be briefed on your role

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Katy went on a community mission
Community mission

Nunsmoor Park Summer Clearance: Every Weed Must Go!

Sat 31 Jul
Report written by Dan Laws

Four GoodGymers gave up their Saturday lie in and braved the wind and the rain at Nunsmoor Park this morning.

Alongside a number of regular park volunteers, Katy, Amy, Seb and myself were tasked with clearing a large area of weeds and nettles from an area just outside of the impressive bike garden. As you can see in the before and after photos we were able to achieve quite a lot in the two hours and the regular volunteers were very pleased, and thankfully we were located under the cover of trees throughout the task so we managed to avoid getting too wet!

A big congratulations to Seb for completing his 5th good deed and Amy for completing her 10th, go and give them a cheer! However, I feel that everyone deserves an extra good deed today for being involved in a non-stop game of throw-and-catch with Mitsy (pictured above)!

It was great to be back at Nunsmoor Park and to feel like we made a genuine difference and I'm sure we'll be back soon which is certainly something to look forward too!

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Group run, walk and volunteer at Nunsmoor Volunteer Day

Sat 31 Jul 10:00 am
Nunsmoor Park, Nunsmoor Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne , NE4 9AU
Back to a park with bags of personality!

Change to previous listing: please meet at Nunsmoor Park.

Nunsmoor is an amazing hidden gem and we will be helping out with a range of tasks to keep the area looking splendid. We can't wait to get back. There's something for everyone!


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Gardening with Friends of Felling Park

Sat 26 Jun 09:00 am
Felling Park, Gateshead, NE10 9NG

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Improve the appearance of this lovely community space.

We're back at Felling Park to support the local volunteers with a variety of outdoor jobs. This can include weeding, planting, etc. If you can bring your own gloves that would be great, and the friends of felling park will supply tea, coffee and juice!

We love helping out this group and hope you'll be able to join us for a couple of hours. We can meet at the bowling green at 9, and the group is active until 1pm, though if you can only stay for some of that time that is no problem.

Hope to see you there!

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Katy went on a community mission
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A Couple of Rock and Rollers

Mon 14 Jun
Report written by Katy

It was a wonderful first mission for the Children's Foundation yesterday!

Katy and Charlotte began painting the 'Reading Rocks' Den at Tyne View Primary in Walker. The project will support children in the school boost their reading after the recent disruption in their education, so its an honour to be part of this project! Also, the children have been heavily involved in the design of their special reading space, and the blackboard wall and striking stripes were all their choice. I can't wait to see when its finished!

It was great to start this task off and we hope to be able to go back next week to finish off the job. Keep an eye on your emails to sign up!

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Sun 13 Jun
Katy signed up to a community mission
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Painting the Reading Rocks Den at Tyneview Primary

Mon 14 Jun 15:30 pm
Tyneview Primary School, Winslow Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 3PQ
Decorate the reading space at Tyneview Primary to encourage reading

The Children's Foundation are working with Tyneview Primary, Walker, to decorate a reading den and they need our help to paint!

It is a large shed that needs painted on the interior. All paint and brushes etc will be provided, but please make sure to wear running gear that you don't mind getting paint splats on!

We will meet at the reception of the school at 3:30 and aim to start at 3:45, so please try to be prompt to minimise movement around the school.

Painting is always a lovely task so I hope that you'll be able to join us!

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Katy has done a 6 month mission streak. Sat 5 Jun 2021

Katy 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 Katy a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

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