This morning, Bexley GoodGymers were back helping the Friends of Danson Park sprucing up the Woodland Walk.
We moved logs to line the walk then spread wood chippings to cover the muddy path.
It was a big team effort as we worked alongside the Friends' regular volunteers and others from the Friends of the Old English Gardens and the 2nd Welling Scouts (both are organisations that GoodGym Bexley has worked with in their own right).
The transformation to the path was amazing, and shoveling the wood chips and wheeling the barrows certainly provided a 'Do Good Get Fit' workout!
A big thank you to The Stables for the tea and coffee afterwards; a welcome treat.
One of my favourite places to volunteer. We’ll be tackling the woodland walk laying out paths and sorting out the bushes as well as other fun things. As usual Lyn will be waiting to greet us. It’s the perfect time to, straight after Danson Park Run so hopefully see upon there 👊🏻😃
We meet at the small toilet block office by the woodland walk opposite the old English gardens
What an awesome morning at the Welling library task. The weather was fab and the Bexley Goodgymers were ready to get things done. The library was definitely in need of a tidy up, its been a few months since we've been able to be here so we made sure we done a proper job before leaving. The building got itself a proper front, side and back hair cut which lead to around 5 large bags of weeds and rubbish, boom 💥
Thanks everyone who showed up and made our first task of 2022 a real special one, see ya next week 👊🏻😃
Hiya team and Happy New Year. We’re kicking it off with a tough one. We’ve got quite a big tidy up and weed pull at Welling Library and it’s going yo need a few hands on deck. So make sure you have your porridge, grab your gloves and we’ll see you there 👊🏻😃
Liam completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Liam was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Liam is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
After a busy morning of GoodGym Bexley repping at multiple parkruns, followed by our Christmas Tree task we headed for a well deserved breakfast/brunch at the Old Library Exchange. It was a lovely setting for a get together as we took over a back room of the restaurant. The food was delicious, I think we may be back soon!
After parkrun participation at Bexley, Dartford Heath and Greenwich, runners plus other GoodGym members arrived at Christ Church Erith to help setup approximately 40 Xmas trees for the Erith Christmas Tree Festival. 🎄 As a result of COVID, this wasn’t held last year so it was our first visit back since 2019. This year the task was made easier as the trees arrived already in bases so we were required to move them to specific locations in the church. Some of the task force used the time saved to select and partly decorate the GoodGym tree. Thanks to Peter, Nick, the Lees and the Wrens for donations towards the sponsored tree 🎄 Mince pies consumed, a number of us were still hungry enough to make our way for a Xmas brunch at the Old Library.
Join us for a post task brunch after the Christmas Tree task
After mounting the trees for the festival and decorating the GoodGym Christmas tree we will be heading across the underpass to The Erith Exchange which is located in the Old Library for a bite to eat.
If you are planning on coming along sign up below as we are hoping to reserve a table
It's been 2 years since we last helped prep for the Erith Christmas tree festival!
It's a unique and fun task which involves prepping the Christmas trees for the festival, a brilliant way to get into the Christmas spirit!
The trees will be held inside the Church and will need to be moved outside, unwrapped, placed in the bases and moved back inside and into position ready for decorating.
This year we have our very own Christmas Tree, sponsored by GoodGym Bexley. We have been given the opportunity to decorate our tree after having completed the set up!
After the task we are planning to head over the the Erith Exchange for brunch
See how we got on last time
Bring gardening gloves if you have them as the trees can be prickly.