Pete Emery


27Good deeds



Pete Emery went on a community mission
Community mission

Guano be a lovely cafe

Wed 1 Dec
Report written by Gwyn Williams

Tracey, Pete and Gwyn went on a community mission to help get St Philip's church, Chaddesden, ready to be opened as a community cafe and meeting centre. The church ladies were very helpful and we had a great welcome and hot drinks. The pigeons were less helpful, having covered the path with guano, so our first job was cleaning this up. Also unhelpful were the trees, who'd used Storm Arwen as an excuse to drop leaves everywhere, so there was another job. When it rained, we were invited inside and found some cleaning jobs there, after the spiders had been busy rascals in every nook! We filed five bags with garden rubbish, and had a great time chatting to each other and to the church ladies. Pete took on the hard job of planting a little border by the entrance, and cutting away brambles. The cafe will be a good place to visit when it opens at the end of the week.

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Pete Emery signed up to a party

Social in the park to get 2022 off to a great start

Sat 8 Jan 10:00 am
Markeaton Park , Derby, DE22 4AA
Join us for a social in Markeaton Park

Join us after Markeaton parkrun for a social catch up to get your New Year off to an exciting start.

Not planning on joining the Markeaton parkrun? No problem! All are welcome whether you have walked or run the parkrun on that day or come to us straight from home.

Meet us outside The Orangery Cafe (Craft Village entrance) to take a look at the menu for some tasty treats on offer.

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Pete Emery signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Help prepare St Philip's Church to become a community hub/cafe

Wed 1 Dec 13:00 pm
St Philip's Church Hall, Taddington Road, Chaddesden, Derby, DE21 4JU
Provide a safe space for members of the local community to meet

St Philip's Church are looking for volunteers to help clear their outside area - clearing weeds from flower beds and pruning bushes ahead of the official opening as a community hub on 3rd December.

Some hand tools are provided, though you may wish to bring a hoe or rake - please wear old clothes and bring gardening gloves, if you want to.

As the weather is likely to be chilly, we will be able to alternate between working outside the church, and and helping out with some cleaning and tidying inside the building.

Hot drinks will be available and there will be access to toilets. There's a car park on site and a compound where bikes could be stored with your own lock.

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Pete Emery went on a community mission
Community mission

Making a Meal of it!

Tue 16 Nov
Report written by Derby runner

Mandy, Pete, Gwyn and Tracey cleared up leaves, weeded and trimmed at the Hadhari Project's headquarters in Derby. We transformed the front garden, filling one standard bin and one HUGE bin with waste.

We had such a warm welcome at the centre, and were well catered for, not only with drinks to lubricate our work, but with a delicious take-away meal each, and a loaf of Jamaican bread.

There is still time to sign up for another session helping out at this lovely venue on Saturday. A few more leaves will have fallen by then...

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Pete Emery signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Improve the garden at the Hadhari Project

Tue 16 Nov 11:00 am
350 Burton Road, Derby , DE23 6AF
Provide a safe, accessible and welcoming outdoor space for local residents

The Hadhari Project is a registered charity that provides older people, mainly from (but not limited to) the African and Caribbean community the chance to get together and join in welfare, educational, social and recreational activities.

We'll be helping the charity by clearing the communal outdoor garden space.

Please bring along anything like a garden rake, brush and pruners as there are limited items available for us to use.

Wear old clothes and feel free to bring gardening gloves to wear.

There is a car park we can use and a place for bikes to be stored for anyone cycling to this Mission.

The task owner is looking for up to 5 volunteers for this task.

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Pete Emery has been Mission Verified. Sun 7 Nov 2021

Congratulations to Pete who is now Mission Verified. They're now ready to start running GoodGym missions to help older people and running alone to community mission. Give Pete a cheer to kickstart their mission running career.

Pete Emery has completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 26 Oct 2021

Pete 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.

Pete Emery went on a group run
Group run

A wheelie good time meeting at Derby Arena

Tue 26 Oct
Report written by Rachel Carthy

Tonight's group met at Derby Arena for a change of scenery. Thanks to Pete and Ashley for being super welcoming to Mandy and friend Sara who met with goodgym for the first time.

The group went for a walk/jog around Pride Park and Pete and Ashley chatted to the newcomers about volunteers do at goodgym. They found that Mandy and Sara are keen walkers and enjoy exploring the Peak District and also heard about some previous run events they've taken part in along with exchanging parkrun course experiences. Pete recently took on Ambleside parkrun on a very misty but scenic and apparently thankfully flat course.

A bit on the windy side for litter picking so the group stayed on the well-lit paths around Pride Park whilst having a catchup about some upcoming goodgym sessions that volunteers are signed up to.

Great to have Mandy and Sara along and the group hopes to see them again soon :)

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Pete Emery signed up to a group run
Group run

Social run and litter picking

Tue 2 Nov 18:15 pm
Jurys Inn, King St, Derby, DE1 3DB

Please note that this group run has been cancelled.

Improve the streets of Derby city centre

Meet at Jurys Inn outside reception at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. There are toilets and a luggage facility we can use.

Plan to litter pick in Derby city centre this time.

Please wear your GoodGym t shirt if you have one, gloves, a bin bag and a litter picker (I have a few to hand out if you don't have one). Please bring a headtorch and wear a hi-vis if you have one.

Please sign up if you're planning to attend and also remove yourself from the register if you can no longer make it - so I know who to look out for and don't leave without anyone.

I need to know in advance who needs a litter picker so I don't have to carry multiple ones with me during the session if they're not being used - please let me know in advance

All paces and abilities are welcome.

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