6 intrepid, socially distanced GoodGymmers braved the cold blast from the North in an attempt to make a dent on the massive mound of Christmas Tree chippings from Myton Hospital and Pass the Smile Christmas Tree collection after Christmas. The aim was to move the mound and spread it around the maze at Russell Garden Centre in readiness for summer. The mound was already reduced from the good work of the Saturday GoodGym crew and it was our job to reduce it further. We arrived just after a smattering of snow and the weather gradually got better. – when I say better….t went from 2 degrees to a tropical 4 to 5, with at times freezing wind. After 3 hours of shovelling, barrowing and raking we were complete for the day. A dent was made in the massive mound and but it will survive another week until the next GoodGym crew roll out the barrow.
At a time when we haven't been able to meet in person for over year, it was great to spend the evening celebrating the good work the GoodGym Coventry team has achieved in the past two years.
Taking inspiration from Taskmaster and our Christmas party, Vic had masterminded some tasks relevant to us.
Tasks included a quiz, canal inspired art work, creating Carriers of Hope and return to plank art work.
Thanks team, you are awesome x
Goodgym Coventry launched on the 19th March 2019. This week we celebrate 2 years since our launch. Attend this doom meeting and catch up with your GoodGym Coventry friends and celebrate our awesome achievements over the past 2 years.
There will be an email containing the zoom link sent on the morning of the meeting.
Window wanderland wanderings- SAT 13 – FRI 19 MAR 2021: STIVICHALL, FINHAM & CHEYLESMORE STOKE & WYKEN WARWICK GATES & WHITNASH KENILWORTH
WINDOW WANDERLAND IS COMING TO YOUR STREETS 20 FEB – 19 MAR 2021
In February and March 2021, streets across Coventry and Warwickshire will light up their front windows and gardens and become beautiful walking trails.
Window Wanderland can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, so everyone on can join in. Remember to stay local and within current lockdown rules.
Check locations using the Google map on the website.
SAT 13 – FRI 19 MAR 2021:
STIVICHALL, FINHAM & CHEYLESMORE
STOKE & WYKEN
WARWICK GATES & WHITNASH
Use the website and click on the location to find where the art will be. https://coventry2021.co.uk/get-involved/window-wanderland/
In January, the 2021 Charity Tree Collection was completed. ⭐ 2 days ⭐ 14 vans ⭐ 44 van crew volunteers in bubbles⭐ 2 chippers ⭐ Over 1,200 trees collected and shredded . Now these shreds need dispersing. Can you help?
Please bring your own gloves.
Nigel has already done 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Instead of doing anything else, they've used their run to go and help people that need their help; digging, lifting, scraping, clearing, planting and weeding. Stuff that makes this a better place to be.
On a very cold Tuesday evening, 5 GoodGym Coventry members met at the Social Supermarket to count stock to ensure there would be enough food in the stores. There also a lot of rice.
Great to see Eleanor again to discuss triathlon goals, and plenty of new cat discussions with Nigel, Katherine and Laura.
Hope to see you all again soon.
The Social Supermarket have asked for help with a stocktake as they organise donations ready for sharing with those in need through the Social Supermarket in the Foleshill Community Centre. Please note the slightly earlier start.