Philippa

Brighton

27Good deeds

27runs

3cheers

Philippa signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Clearing dumped rubbish and vegetation at some allotments

Tue 31 May 18:15 pm
Saunders Park, Brighton, BN2 4AE
to help the allotment holders

Moulsecoomb Allotment and Horticultural Society are the society for plotholders and co-workers at Moulsecoomb Estate allotment site in Natal Road, Brighton.

There are a couple of allotments that need some attention either with litter picking or clearing overgrown vegetation so they can be bought back into use.

This will be my last session as group leader so it would be great to see a lot of you. And perhaps we could go for a social after? Details to follow!

Meet at Saunders Park at 6.15pm for a 6.30 start.

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Philippa went on a group run
Group run
Brighton

The Queen's Jubileaves

Tue 17 May
Report written by Tara Shanahan

Preparations across the land are in full swing for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Hove is no exception.

Palmiera Square are having a Big Lunch event to celebrate this historic occasion, including live music, kids play areas and a whole lot more. And of course local residents are keen for the square to be looking its best.

So tonight after a balmy day with thundery rain threatening we did our best to sweep up as many leaves and elm samaras as the strong wind would allow.

Resident Stuart’s dog Scampi entertained by chasing the leaves as we swept them.

We ended the evening with a pairs fitness session, with one holding a position whilst the other worked e.g squat.hold/ squats, boat hold/sit ups etc. and just as we were finishing the skies opened the rain came down and I legged it round the corner back to my flat!

Hope you all didn’t get too wet on the way home!

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Philippa signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Helping out in Palmeira Square

Tue 17 May 18:15 pm
Angel of Peace (Peace Statue), Kingsway, Hove, BN3 2WN
to maintain a well used public space

Palmeira and Adelaide Square Garden Fund are a group of local residents who are making a real effort to inject a bit of 'community' into their community!

The Square is well used by residents and the local neighbourhood and there is always plenty to do to keep things tidy.

Meet at The Peace Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm sharp start of the run/walk.

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Philippa went on a group run
Group run
Brighton

Mulch Ado about Nothing

Tue 10 May
Report written by Michael Gilbert

After welcoming back Michael (me!) to the Good Gym community, we set off for this week’s destination – the grounds of the Manor Paddock Seniors Housing Scheme. Our run took us up the steep hill of Edward Street and then along Eastern Road, passing Brighton College and the Royal Sussex Hospital on our left and views of the terraces running down to the sea on our right.

When we arrived, Manor Paddock’s resident, Luc, showed us around their beautiful grounds – a green and flower-filled space, with rose bushes, honeysuckle, and unfortunately a whole lot of weeds! Luke explained that, while the council came to mow the grass, everything else that needed caring for was left to the residents.

The headline was: weeds out – mulch in! So we quickly set to, with rakes, forks, trowels and a lovely mixture of compost and earth. Tara and Katharine got their mulch on at the North end of the garden while the rest of us gave the grounds a good old makeover.

Many hands make mulch work so, before the hour was up, we’d cleared and fed all of the beds, even finding time to plant some gooseberry and clementine bushes. Tara then led us through a quick fitness session, where we all surprised ourselves with the number of sit-ups we could do in three minutes, before we headed to the Sidewinder in Kemptown for a well-deserved pint (or two!).

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Philippa signed up to a group run
Group run
Brighton

Gardening at Manor Paddock

Tue 10 May 18:15 pm
Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN
to help the residents enjoy their garden

Manor Paddock is a council run seniors housing scheme with a garden lovingly maintained by resident Luc. But they can always use some extra help to keep on top of things and help the residents enjoy this lovely space.

Meet at Victoria Statue at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.

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Philippa has completed 25 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 26 Apr 2022

Philippa 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.

Philippa went on a group run
Group run
Brighton

A lot went in the bin at the allotment

Tue 26 Apr
Report written by Tara Shanahan

Now this is the task you were all waiting for! At least you were if you are Rosie who is literally as happy as a pig in sh** when dragging rubbish out of a dump site, and I have to say I tend to agree!

A second trip to the Moulsecoomb allotments and the rubbish just kept on flowing! Our mission is to help the allotment holders to clear an abandoned plot that has become a rubbish dump and help turn it into a little wildlife haven. And as we pulled up carpets (so much carpet!) radiators, bottles, cans, hose pipes, clothes airers and so much more we did come across a couple of slow worms, so I guess we are off to a good start.

It was great to see some of you back after a few weeks or months off for various reasons. Perhaps Philippa had the best excuse as she just ran a marathon! Huge congratulations to Pippa for an amazing achievement.

We concluded the evening with a push/pull partnered work out in Saunders Park, utilising the swings for pull ups and also a bit of actual swinging (no not that kind!) at the end.

See you next week for some meadow making at Carlton Hill primary school Sign up here.

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Philippa signed up to a group run
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Brighton

Clearing dumped rubbish at some allotments

Tue 26 Apr 18:15 pm
Saunders Park, Brighton, BN2 4AE
to help the allotment holders

Moulsecoomb Allotment and Horticultural Society are the society for plotholders and co-workers at Moulsecoomb Estate allotment site in Natal Road, Brighton.

They have asked us for help clearing an area which has become a bit of a dumping ground over the years. We are talking a fair amount of litter, here so plenty for everybody to do.

Meet at Saunders Park at 6.15pm for a 6.30 start.

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Philippa went on a group run
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Brighton

Great job on the hob!

Tue 22 Mar
Report written by Tara Shanahan

A bit quieter than usual for us tonight and with two tasks scheduled we were spread a little bit thin. But we just worked harder and still covered up loads of graffiti in Hanover and cleaned the kitchen at the Real Junk Food cafe’s Gardner cafe.

Most of us reconvened at Victoria Gardens for the fitness session, which was one of the routines I used for our old Zoom fitness sessions. Who misses those? No, me neither!

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Philippa signed up to a group run
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Brighton

Cleaning a Kitchen at the Real Junk Food Project cafe (and helping out in Hanover & Elm Grove Ward)

Tue 22 Mar 18:15 pm
Victoria Gardens, Brighton, BN1 1WN
to help reduce food waste and feed people in need

The Real Junk Project intercepts food before it goes to landfill, cooks it and serves it at various locations across the city on a pay as you feel basis.

We will be helping them to clean and organise their new cafe in Gardner Street.

A small group will also be needed to meet up with Cllr David Gibson and continue our battle against graffiti!

Meet at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start

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