This is open to absolutely EVERYONE whether you've just joined recently or simply haven't been for ages.
GoodGym Newcastle launched in April 2018 and is almost 4 years old which is brilliant. During that time we have completed an amazing 3,628 good deeds! (including 44 missions to help older people, 396 group runs/community missions and 332 coach visits)
So come along and enjoy a friendly relaxed catch up over coffee (or tea/juice!) A brilliant opportunity to discover what GoodGym Newcastle is all about, meet new friends or just catch up with others you haven't seen for a while.
This is also a great opportunity to invite others (family/friends) to sign up for the first time and chat to others about their experiences with GoodGym.
We will just meet outside (fingers crossed for good weather) and if there is enough interest, I will see if I can reserve tables/a space for us.
Feel free to pop along and drop by, or stay as long as you like!
No fitness involved at all (unusual I know!) but feel free to meet up beforehand for a walk, run or cycle!
(The car park at the Cycle Hub is free and a great place to meet but may be busy on a Sunday due to the Quayside Market)
Four goodgymers meet outside the Byker Community Centre to finish of the Junction Point leaflet drop we started in September, this time targeting the east end.
We were leafleting to spread the word of Junction Point to raise awareness of Passion to Paycheque, turning brilliant ideas from brilliant people into paid projects.
We head off into the biker wall maze and split into pairs to deliver to the different streets we then ended up on a road with a lot of steps up and down to each house a great work out! At this point we wanted to finish before it got too dark so we found a couple of long straight road with many doors on and managed to deliver the rest of the leaflets in record time.
Welcome and well done to Andy on his first ever goodgym mission, go give him a cheer! Also special shout out to Louise who came after taking part in the Kielder half marathon at the weekend!
A few logistical hiccups last night meant it was a change to the start of the planned group run. I am isolating.. again! and Charlotte was stuck in Gateshead for the second time in a week, but a super six GoodGymers arrived at the old stomping ground of Hotel Indigo ready to rock. There were a few pairs of tired legs, as Paul, Louise and Michael were sporting Great North Run Monday legs after a brilliant day in our city.
Michael, Liz and Tanya made their way up to Newcastle University ahead of the runners and from my end of the phone (Tanya with the loudest laugh in the world) it sounded like they were having a ball. Remind me to always be with the walkers when I come back! They met Bridget our task owner first who explained the job in hand.
We were helping the brilliant NEST, a project at Newcastle University that supports asylum seekers in our city. They have been working on a huge project to create care packs and provide clothing donations to refugees. Our job tonight was to continue working through the huge amount of donations that have come in from generous Geordies for NEST.
Paul said, "When we got there, the whole computer area had been set up for sorting, it was full of IKEA bags. Our job was to sort clothing donations, but there were also a huge amount of toys and other things for other people to do"
The super six made a big difference, but it's easy to see from the photos how much is still left to do. If you have any time to spare this week to help out, please get in touch with me and I will link you up with Bridget as this project needs to be completed by Sunday!
"It was brilliant to be back!" - Louise.