Penny Coombes

Norwich

40Good deeds

43runs

64cheers

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Norwich

Sorting Donations @ Norwich Foodbank

Mon 13 Jun 18:00 pm
The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
Support people in need

The Norwich Foodbank have lots of donations to be sorted at their warehouse and would like GoodGym's help to do that!

We'll meet at The Forum at 6pm and aim to arrive at the task at 6.30pm (for those who want to meet directly at the task - Ivy Road, NR5 8BF).

There is also a cycle option to and from the task. If you wish to walk, please meet us at the task.

Although there is no baggage storage at The Forum, any belongings can be left in my vehicle.

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Conservation work @ Mousehold Heath

Mon 8 Aug 18:00 pm
The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
Support local wildlife area

A great task to see the before and after shots.

Clearing the bracken and other tasks at Mousehold Heath enables local wildlife to thrive.

Bring your own gloves!

We'll meet outside the Forum at 6pm. It's about 2.5km each-way so there is also a walk option.

For anyone who wants to meet us there, we'll meet at the public car park (Gurney Road, just before the traffic lights at the Ring Road) at 6.30pm.

Although there will be no baggage point at The Forum, you can leave any belongings in my vehicle.

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It’s Raining GoodGym, Hallelujah

Wed 4 May
Report written by Steven Hitcham

Well its safe to say, this was the easily the wettest GoodGym we've ever had.

It was actually dry as myself, Amy, Woody and Niall ran from The Forum to Eaton Park. Penny and Jonathan met us there, and it wasn't long before the heavens opened.

Our task was to tidy the outside area at the Eaton Park Community Centre. Despite the rain getting heavier and heavier, we absolutely smashed the task. We were probably thing the sooner we get finished, the sooner we can get back in the dry.

Sadly after the task had finished, we still had the little job of running 3.5km back to The Forum... in the rain... failing to dodge puddles.

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Tidy up @ Eaton Park

Wed 4 May 18:00 pm
The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
Maintain local park

CHANGE OF TASK

We will meet at The Forum at 6pm and head on a 3km each-way run/cycle. For those wanting to walk or just meet at the task, we will arrive at Eaton Park (Community Centre) around 6.30pm.

Please bring your own gloves.

There will be no baggage drop at The Forum, but you can leave belongings in my vehicle.

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Trussell Shuffle

Mon 21 Mar
Report written by Ian Gostling

Tonight 14 Goodgymers ran or cycled 7km to the Trussell Trust Food bank in Norwich.

Jenny lead the way, while Andy supported as a back marker, so that we could run and cycle to the Task as a group.

When we arrived we met Elizabeth who was celebrating her birthday this evening!

Task owner, Keith, quickly gave out individual instructions to get everyone moving the assorted crates to the right destinations within the 2 warehouses.

Everything from fruit, meat, milk, custard, tomatoes and toiletries had to put in the right pile, resembling a game of giant Tetris!

We also had a group weighing in the donations, and checking the correct dates on tins of beans.

After 45 minutes the task was complete, and we returned as a group back to the Forum.

Well done to Woody and Ian for taking part in the Spring Blickling Half yesterday!

See you next week at Somerleyton Gardens.

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The Blackening

Thu 3 Mar
Report written by Steven Hitcham

If someone asked you "what would be the ideal task to do in the dark?" I bet your response wouldn't be "paint a wall black"...

... well us dogooders at GoodGym love a challenge so thats exactly what we did!

When we started this task a few weeks ago, it was 1 degrees and raining... not pleasant would be putting it mildly.

This time, we spent a lot more time painting rather than huddling around a little campfire (I think we all admitted to doing this last time!) and we made amazing progress.

We'll be visiting again on Monday evening to finish the job as Bingo has been delayed for a month.

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Can we Lind you a hand?

Sat 26 Feb
Report written by Steven Hitcham

Finally some sunshine. I arrived at The Forum thinking I had woken up in a different part of the world. It was still fresh but warmed up as the morning went on.

We headed off on the short 1km trip to Jenny Lind Park to meet Liz and her volunteers, a couple of GoodGymers also met us there.

Our task was to clear all of the overgrown grass from a large flowerbed, which has been neglected since Covid.

Luckily, the ground was soft so we cracked on and transformed the entire flower bed, so now the plants, rose bushes and bulbs can flourish in the spring.

It was our first visit to Jenny Lind Park and I'm sure we'll be returning again.

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GoodGym Shining Through

Sat 19 Feb
Report written by Steven Hitcham

This task was to help at the Norwich Love Light Festival.

With the weather rather wet all afternoon combined with the aftermath of Storm Eunice, I wasn't confident many people would turn out in the city for this cultural event.

Luckily, my instincts were wrong, as there was an array of people all around the city centre, and really did give off a vibe of normality returning.

A big welcome to Susie, who was taking part in her first GoodGym adventure.

Myself, Susie, Bobbie, Beks and Penny checked in at The Forum with the advent organisers. We were going to be acting as 'runners' so walking/jogging around the city centre to ensure the stationary marshals had all they needed and everything was going smoothly.

We even had our own walkie talkie, which Beks kindly took responsibility of, apart from when she had to assist with diverting traffic from the road closure.

It was a pleasant evening that felt like Covid was behind us.

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