Looking good at 50!
On a stunning September evening in sunny Worthing it was a wonderful opportunity for us all to meet up again at St Botolphs Church garden, one of our favourite tasks.
The group moved between areas of the garden all around the church chopping sticks for the bug hotel, pruning, pulling weeds and larger roots too. As ever Rik and Val were super grateful to you all for the hard work and enthusiasm that goes into this special place.
Towards the end of the task we paused for a group pow wow
Massive congratulations to the following
Barbara for completing her first ultra at the South Coast Challenge on Saturday. Many congratulations and much kudos from us all :)
Gillybean has now completed 150 good deeds with GoodGym. A huge thank you from us all especially for all the work you have been doing on your SouthDowns Leisure Project.
Sue now at 84 tasks completed her 50th just before lockdown so we were unable to present her photo frame to her. This changed tonight ! Thank you Sue and heres to your 100 :)
Ricky proudly reached his 50th good deed last week and received his custom made frame to honour this achievement.
Many thanks to John for assisting me the collages. Much appreciated.
To finish the evening some of us went for a 3k run down and along the prom ( including some sprints) whilst others continued beavering away at the task until our return.
With a promise to return one more time before the winter we said our goodbyes.
Our last but one visit to the community project at St Botolphs Church that we have invested so much help, love and time with.
Meet at 5:45 sharp for a 30 minute group run and fitness session. Please bring your own gloves for the task
Meet at the task for a run beforehand.
Exact task TBC but its likely to be outside and messy so wear out clothes again !
Bring gardening gloves just in case.
Don't take tou lon
it was great to have a new charity to support in Worthing. We were especially grateful for an inside task as it was pouring with rain!
Sonya, a contact of Emily from Centre for Sight was so welcoming to us as she outlined the painting of a meeting room in a very attractive colour called Toulon.
Emily and I were on masking tape duty (very dubious skill on my part as others will vouch for! ) before Emily moved to painting
1 hour 15 minutes later and we finished 95% of the first coat. Excellent work 👏 Next week we will finish the job including some glossing.
Hope to see you all then!
A new task for us for tonight and the first in a 3 week block.
Wear oldest clothes as we are painting!
Meet at the task at 5.45 for a 30 minute run or walk before the task. Finish 7.15pm
*Whatever the weather *
Earlier in the day we had thought the weather forecast was against us and we nearly had to cancel. Then the forecast improved and we were back on track but 10 minutes before the start of the task we experienced a tropical deluge which drenched many of the team . There was also a spectacular rainbow appearing over the pier which was a sight to behold for our trusty trio walking along the prom.
Meeting our friends Sue and Peter at the cemetery is always a favourite for the Worthing goodgymers and it was great to have a 10 team turnout.
From moving logs to shifting soil into the wormery, from raking the grass to clearing the pond and putting bark onto some graves the group just got on and did it all with more than a sprinkling of some lovely social chatter thrown in too.
Special mention to GG angel Paula who managed to up end herself into a grave. Luckily the fall from grace was soon righted!
Hope to see as many of you as possible on our rescheduled Lyndhurst Road task tomorrow ( Wednesday 30th June)
Paula just completed a six month streak of doing missions. That’s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Paula a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.