The Bridge House hosts a pub quiz every Thursday from 8pm. It's a good one too, and not just because we came second that one time...
It's £3 per person and there's a chance you could walk home with more!
It's 6 people to a team, so if we have more than 6 we'll have to make 2 teams, so PLEASE SIGN UP to this by Tuesday 25th January so I can book tables. And keep an eye on your emails in case they've run out of spots...
Arrive from 7:30 if you like to get in the zone 🍻
Everyone welcome! Please wear a mask to move around the pub.
The Birkbeck Community Initiative have asked us for a hand clearing up around a small section of trees near Birkbeck Station.
It's known as Bluebell Copse and you'll need to jump a small fence to get in (see pic).
It's on a reasonably steep slope and covered with ivy so sturdy trainers (and probably ones you don't mind getting a tad muddy) might be useful.
We won't have litterpickers but bags will be provided so please bring gardening gloves! 🧤🧤
We should be able to blitz the task in 30 minutes.
📍Birkbeck Tram Station ⌚️10am on Sun 23rd Jan 🧤Please bring gardening gloves!
Today's task was to help out Living Well and their food bank with checking and packing "Christmas Bags" - a more festive version of their regular packages they give to those that need them.
Members of the public were asked to provide specific things (salmon, shower gel, coffee, festive biscuits, tinned fruit...etc.) and we were there to check that everything was there.
Firstly we shifted all the bags into the church, before getting on with going through each bag and matching them with the list of food. If there was something missing, we'd grab it from the usual food bank stock, and then we'd top the bags up with mince pies and other Christmas treats!
Once they were all filled, we moved the bags back into the containers outside. A good test of brain power, speed and muscle! 🧠🏃💪
Mary from Living Well sent me this after the session:
"A big thank you to everyone who helped today with Christmas bags. If we had to do them without your help it would have taken many hours."
Great work guys! And big shout out to Carla who came along for her first GG task - A baptism of fire with a speedy session! 🎉🔥
Myself and two absolute heroes (Clare and Rebecca) gave up our Friday evenings for a couple of hours of flyering to let people know that SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN on Monday evening. He's going to be collecting for several local charities too so there was much Christmas cheer to be shared.
It was pretty nippy but oddly relaxing, jumping between the different houses. In the end we covered the entire route that Kris is going to take, barr a few houses at the end where we'd ran out of leaflets.
Hopefully loads of cash is raised and the kids and grown ups enjoy giving the reindeer and Santa a wave next week.
Bit of a last minute one!
Next week, Santa is heading to the streets of Penge and Beckenham to collect money for several local charities. To let people know he's coming, we're going to post Christmas cards (basically flyers) through people's doors.
We'll meet at 6pm here at the north/east end of MacKenzie Road, opposite the Shell petrol station and Beckenham Road tram station.
I'll be running down from the Bridge House at 5:50pm so feel free to join me there.
We'll hopefully be wrapped up by 7pm at the latest, so you can still get on with any Friday night festivities 🎉
Rebecca is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time
Dayum it's getting chilly! But that didn't put off seven absolute heroes from hitting the pavements and running to do some good. 🏃🥶♂️
Shout out to Freddie for joining for his first GG Bromley run - great to have you along!
Tonight after sharing our weekend highlights, we took a different route to normal (no park warm up today!) heading up to the Triangle via a mostly steady incline... (and a little sprint up the sharpest incline) to one of St Christopher's Hospice's charity shops. St Christopher's is the OG hospice that decided to start actually caring for people who were dying and they continue to this day as one of the world's leading hospices. 🏆
We were going to help to sort stock, divvying into bags of good clothes, bad clothes, kids clothes, shoes and gift-aided items. Teresa and Susannah showed us the system and we got cracking, and found some fantastic pieces (see pics), from sequined dresses to some organic Scandi mushroom-covered baby clothes. Hannah seemed to take a liking to a fancy batman(?!) mask.
We did a solid hour, partly fueled by water and coke, and then hit the road for an elongated journey home.
Ace work gang! 💥
Teresa and Susannah were so pleased that we'd managed to make such a huge dent in their piles of donations. What a great use of a Monday evening! 👍👍
See you next TUESDAY - we'll be flyering because Santa Claus is coming to town! 🎅🏻 Sign up here.
So it turns out the GoodGymers of Bromley are pretty darn good when it comes to pub quizzes. Our last quiz at the Bridge House earned us 2nd place, a bottle of Prosecco and our money back! 🍾
Can we do any better?
On Thursday 2nd December we descend on the fab Ignition Brewery for their quiz.
It's free, it's from 7-9pm and it's max. 6 people to a team but hopefully we can get 2 teams to pit against each other!
Sign up asap, or by Mon 29th Nov at the latest and I'll book tables to arrive at 18:45.
Email me if you've got any questions. 🍻
We're off to the Triangle, to sort stock at one of St Christopher's Hospice's charity shops. Always a varied activity - we'll be sifting through and working out which pile we need to stick the clothes in and we might be putting items on the rails.
It's about a 2km run each way (and a nice uphill on the way there!)
RUNNING WITH US
We welcome runners of all abilities and we always have a back-marker so no one gets left behind. We usually run at a relaxed pace and tasks are never more than 4km from the pub.
We run at 7pm but turn up any time from 6:45pm. Unfortunately we can't leave our gear at the pub so please come ready to run.
Any questions? Drop me an email!