Patrick completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Patrick was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Patrick 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.
An email request begging for help brought huge excitement to Bristol GoodGym with an urgent need to shift and spread 6 tonnes of sand across some space that had been lawn, to increase the wildlife and plants right in the heart of the city. GoodGymmers who were still at work spied on us from afar.
In the (not) shadow of City Hall on a gloriously sunny late afternoon, red t-shirts approached from all directions on foot and on bikes and 11 GoodGymmers split into their groups of a 5 and a 6 to be sand-shifters or sand-spreaders across a pleasing trapezium*, entitled to 4 of the 6 dumpy bags of sand.
Social distancing went vertical as Shreena enjoyed being the tallest GoodGymmer, standing on her sack of sand.
Charlee, from the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation and Joe from ParkWork (long-term friend of GoodGym) were super impressed with the speed of spreadage and after lots of hardwork we had a vote on further raking or a fitness session. Tge raking won and the sport Synchronised Socially Distanced Raking was born - already listed as a demonstration sport for the 2028 Olympics.
It was fantastic to be back in the heart of the city, getting fit by doing good.
*Maths is fun
College Green is getting a facelift!
Is raking your thing? With a bit of shovelling?
We need to spread and level 6 tonnes of sand to prepare the ground at College Green to be planted with 500sqm of wildflower meadow.
How amazing is this going to be for Bristol? 😍
Once the flowers are blooming, this new habitat will support thousands of new species and provide an opportunity for local people to connect to nature right in the heart of the city.
We’ll have two groups of 11, split into smaller Covid-safe groups of 5 and six, working with Charlee from the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation - this is at 5 o’clock, the other group will start at 6 o’clock.