44Good deeds



Lucy signed up to a party

Winter Wonderland

Thu 9 Dec 18:00 pm
Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 3RB
Skating, Mulled Cider, Festive Lights, Food........

We will be meeting in town for a festive night, skating in the Castle (you will need to book your own tickets), wandering aroudn Winter wonderland, playing games, going on rides.

There will be food options everywhere, mulled drinks, hot chocolate, whatever takes your fancy.

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Lucy signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Putting up Christmas decorations at Herbert Thompson

Thu 2 Dec 17:00 pm
Herbert Thompson Primary School, s: 53 Plymouth Wood Road, Cardiff, CF5 4DD
Getting the school ready for Christmas festivities!

Our lovely friends at Herbert Thompson have asked if the GoodGym Elves can come back again this year and help them to get the school ready for the festive season!

We will put putting up the Christmas tree and other decorations around the school and having a spruce up of the playground too if there is time with some litter picking.

The school gets locked up at 6.00pm hence the early start time but if you can make it by 5.00pm it will still be worth going along to help.

GoodGym Cardiff's very own Miss Guy (a teacher at HTPS) has promised us Christmas tunes and maybe even some flapjack as a reward for our efforts !

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Lucy went on a group run
Group run

Someone like pew

Tue 16 Nov
Report written by Michael

Tonight saw 13 goodgymers in Cardiff meet in the dark night ready to hit the streets for a nice 5km.

Our task, to help out with the Forget me not cafe and support group who meet at St. Edward's Church in Roath utilising their community space. This is the first time that they have been back, meeting in person for a long time due to the pandemic so we were eager to jump in and help out in any way that we could.

But before we head off on our active travel for the evening, we have a celebration or TWO......

It's the 50th mission for Alice and Adam

Well done both

Off we go, it was a lovely night for an exercise across the city and not too long before we arrived at our destination. Kathie was there to tell us all about it and how much fun they had seeing each other again at forget me not, and explain our tasks tonight;

  • Sweep the hall
  • Vacuum the carpets
  • Put the chairs back

We got the tasks completed nice and quick, giving us a bit more time to enjoy some chocolate and biscuits to fuel us ready for the return trip. The runners and walk / jog groups set off in different directions but with the same end in sight.

Everyone was very happy to get back after a good evening of volunteering, and in time to watch the Wales football match to boot. Well, isn't that good timing!

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Lucy signed up to a group run
Group run

Cleaning the Hall and replacing the chairs.

Tue 16 Nov 18:15 pm
Blackweir Tavern, 35 North Road, Cardiff , CF10 3DX
Support the return of 'Forget me Not' cafe

Forget me not cafe are finally meeting again at St. Edward Community Hall and so we are also returning to help them, this will be there 'in person' meeting in the hall so we will be making our way over to help put things back all clean and tidy.

We will be mopping, vacuuming and having a workout moving the chairs back into position.

If it's not raining and there are enough of us, some could even get back outside and attack the buddleia to finish that task from last time.

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Lucy went on a group run
Group run

Wax Lyrical

Tue 19 Oct
Report written by Michael

Tonight, was the first evening when it was dark as we left for our task, time for the trusty chest running light. Eleven of us at the meeting point tonight after losing a couple who weren't feeling well. Once everyone had arrived and the register was done (already feeling like school) it was time to hit the streets....But wait

Welcome Shauny to your first group task with us in Cardiff.


Follow the flashing red light of Michael

Thankfully, the rain was only mild, so we were not getting too wet, and the run was just a quick 2 km to our task at St Monica's Primary School. Once there we waited by the gate for our contact for the evening, Mr. T

No not this Mr. T, Mr. Thomas the Deputy Head. We were welcomed into the building, and we put on some fresh masks, and hand sanitiser as per the school rules. Once inside we had a brief chat with Mr. Thomas about the school whilst putting on protective gloves, as tonight we would be waxing the doors and cleaning the brass handles.

We split into groups and picked our doors, there was lots of chatting going alongside the work, but one thing was missing, some epic tunes. Mr. Thomas sorted this for us and soon we were bopping away happily. As we ran out of doors, we realised it must be time for a group photo, sweaty gloves off and wax and brasso returned, we got together first for the school photo and then for Michael's.

Back to the dark outside and time to get back to the start, stretch out those muscles and go for a social.

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Lucy signed up to a group run
Group run

St. Monica's Primary School

Tue 19 Oct 18:20 pm
Big Moose Coffee Co, 4-5 Frederick Street, Cardiff, CF10 2DB
Keep the school looking good for the kids

It's been a very long time since we last got schooled a St. Monica's Primary, today will be our very happy return to help out once again. The situation is still one that requires masks and hand sanitiser to keep to the schools rules - if you do not have masks they will be provided.

The task will be to wax the doors again, we have done this for them before so it shouldn't be difficult if we wplit into smaller groups.

  • 18:20 - 18:30 Meet at start location and catch up
  • 18:30 - 19:00 Active travel to the task
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Task as above
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Active travel to the start location

Afterwards we will head to the local for food / drink whatever you fancy - all welcome to join.

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Lucy has done a 12 month mission streak. Mon 20 Sep 2021

Wow, Lucy has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!

Lucy went on a community mission
Community mission

Letter them know

Mon 20 Sep
Report written by Michael

It's a busy time for the goodgymers in Cardiff and the Vale at the moment, after a full weekend of activity we continued with an evening of delivering flyers for the railway gardens project to the local area of Splott.

4 of us ran the streets delivering 500 flyers through the doors of locals to let them know how the project is getting on. In just over an hour we had made our way around and run out of leaflets, so time to get back together for a quick group photo before heading home for dinner.

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Lucy signed up to a group run
Group run

Helping at Samye Foundation

Tue 21 Sep 18:15 pm
Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW
the building and garden is used by the local communities

3 groups for this task:

Painting .... the 252 shop and reception. Ceiling tiles to paint blue and bay window to paint yellow

Gardening remove lilac plants from stone walls and weed between paving slabs round the back

Shed empty and tidy

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