GoodGym area activator in Ealing. I love running, walking & cycling for mental & physical wellbeing!
Today's task is bought to you by the amazing Ealing Half Marathon. They needed our help putting up some very important sings along the route for the race that's happening this Sunday!
As they are a CIC all the profit from the event goes into our local community. It's such an important community event and I'm so glad we could be a small part of it coming together.
It was a beautifully sunny day for a walk around the course the runners will be following this weekend and with a few problem solving situations along the way it was a great workout for the mind as well as the legs!
We were also joined by Daniel for his very first GoodGym outting.
He said 'I was happy to learn more about ongoing event and looking forward to more missions!'
Every year the streets of Ealing are blessed with one of the finest races in the country - The Ealing Half Marathon!
It’s a CIC event which means all the profits from the race are poured back into the local community. That means when it comes to putting the race together it’s a real volunteer effort to make it happen!
That’s where we come in!
Join us this Friday lunchtime to help put up the directional race signs in the Bunny Park area. You’ll meet Liv at Hanwell Station at 12pm and then we’ll work together to put up signs in designated spots along the course.
All equipment and instructions will be provided and it’s a great way to get your steps in ahead of the weekend!
It should take no longer than 1 hour and you’ll kick off the weekend knowing you’ve helped make the race happen!
On an unusually warm September morning, 9 awesome members of the Brompton team came out to get stuck in to some outdoor tasks to help the local mental health charity, MindFood.
MindFood are a food-growing charity there to help if you're struggling with stress, depression or anxiety and they aim to make better mental health accessible for all.
We started by meeting at the Brompton office where we got ready for a lovely 3 mile cycle along the canal to get to our destination at the MindFood allotments near Hanger Lane. The team didn't know what was in store for their morning, which was happening as part of their immersion day, but they all seemed very excited to get involved with their surprise GoodGym session!
Once we arrived, Lucy (who's the wonderful woman in charge at MindFood) started us off with a chat about everything they do with the sight. We then did a mindfulness exercise before getting stuck in to all sorts of tasks around the garden.
- We had a mountain of soil to move into some donated containers
- We had some hoeing to do, removing weeds around the site
- We had bindweed attacking around the paths
- And we had lots of mixing it up so everyone got a chance to do whatever they fancied getting stuck into!
The time absolutely flew by and everyone left with a big smile ready to take the canal route back to Brompton HQ. The weather was even more glorious than when we'd first set off so the pedal back was even more fun!