28Good deeds



Pippa signed up to a community mission
Community mission

Marshaling The Lantern Parade

Fri 19 Nov 18:00 pm
Royal British Legion, 1-3 Lucknow Street, Portsmouth, PO1 1PS
Help keep the community safe whilst celebrating art!

As part of the Portsmouth-Wide "We Shine" Festival, Fratton Big Local are hosting a lantern parade on Friday 19th November.

The parade leaves from the British Legion at the bottom end of Fratton Road and travels up to St Mary's Church. Volunteer Marshals are required to help things run smoothly, which is where GoodGym comes in!

You'll also get to see some of the lovely lanterns made by GoodGymmers back in October!

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Pippa went on a group run
Group run


Wed 27 Oct
Report written by Katie Carew-Robinson

We met in the Lido car park, accidentally in middle of a Mini meet up. To escape all the cars and car chat, we headed down the foreshore to stretch our legs before getting on with the evening's good deed.

It was almost Wind in the Willows tonight although the couple of rats we spotted weren't wearing waistcoats! They were impressive swimmers though. We were kept in check by the swans and cygnets who were supervising our litter pick of their nesting area. A field mouse and a few slugs were other animals that joined us. No sign of Badger or Toad of Toad Hall sadly.

Armed with torches and bat lights, we managed to pick a lot of bottle lids, wrappers, stinking bags and cigarette ends out of the swan's nest as well as other rubbish from around the water's edge.

Nothing too scary or frightening for Halloween as yet but plenty of talk of costumes and pillow cases full of sweets. 🦇 🎃

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Pippa signed up to a group run
Group run

Green space fun at Miltoncross

Wed 13 Oct 18:00 pm
Miltoncross Academy, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6RB
Continue to clear the green space

We are back as a full group to help continue to green space clearance.

There will be:

  • litter picking - with some weird and wonderful finds guaranteed

  • nettle clearing - with a prize if you avoid being stung!

  • hedge trimming

  • bramble wrestling

And the compost pile will be getting higher and higher!

Head torches recommended

Meet at the school (run/walk/cycle to get there - bikes can be brought into the site). We will do a fitness session on the playground after the digging/clearing - we will be well warmed up by then!

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Pippa signed up to a group run
Group run

Wymering Manor kitchen clean (meet at Lido)

Wed 27 Oct 18:00 pm
Hilsea Lido , London Road , Portsmouth , PO2 9RP
Help clean up the old kitchens at the Manor

Are you ready for a visit to a haunted house? Hopefully no ghost spotting this evening as we will be inside Wymering Manor! The team are hoping to restore one of the kitchens and would like our help to make a start on cleaning it up.

If you prefer to be outside, there are always flowerbeds to be dug over and weeds to be pulled.

Please bring a head torch

Meet at Hilsea Lido car park to run or walk up to the task. Runners will take a longer route to get there.

You can also meet us at the task just before 1830 - please comment below if you are taking this option so we know not to wait for you at the Lido. The address is Wymering Manor, Old Wymering Lane, Cosham, PO6 3NL

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