Ruth

Bath

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Ruth went on a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Some like it hot hot hot

Sun 10 Jul
Report written by Ruth

It’s Wimbledon finals day at the height of summer and you might think the last thing you’d want is a roast meal but actually members of the One to One group at St Philip and St James Church welcomed their turkey dinner and apple crumble. The sessions were set up many years ago to try to combat loneliness on Odd Down but went on the road during lockdown because of Covid restrictions. Now back at the church, there are some who are unable to get out any more and that’s where GoodGym comes in - delivering their lunches on foot. It was certainly hot work and hopefully I did it fast enough that they didn’t need reheating.

I asked one woman what it meant to get a meal delivered to their door. She said “ When something different is done to lift your solitude it just means a lot. It was really special that people would give up their time for you. Nobody that I spoke to had a service like that during lockdown and it hit home to me.”

When we do a task for GoodGym we are asked how much of a difference we are making and it is great to know that we do have an impact.

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Ruth went on a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Mizuna matata!

Sat 28 May
Report written by Jane Flynn

Four goodgymmers convened at a new favourite spot: the lovely Grow for Life walled garden in Newton St Loe. The tasks were a nice, mellow start to the day: Jane and Mark planted new rows of lettuce seedlings, Laura piled fresh earth into new beds and Ruth wielded the hosepipe with panache, giving the rapidly growing garden a much-needed watering. At the end of the session, our host Wayne introduced us to the various exotic salad crops growing in the garden, including mizuna, mibuna and deep purple pak choi. They were deliciously fresh and we were very happy to be invited to take home a bag of crisp, fresh leaves each for our lunch. There's still loads to do, so watch this space for another mission in June!

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Ruth signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Helping restore a walled garden in Newton St Loe

Sat 28 May 10:00 am
left turn at the top of the Pennyquick hill. Continue along the road for 100m, then its the turning on left before the high wall that runs along the road. , Bath, BA2 9DA
Help restore a garden to be used by people with anxiety, depression and isolation

Working with Grow for Life They have recently taking on a derelict walled Garden and would like our support to restore it so they can increase their work in therapeutic horticulture and help more people who are suffering with anxiety, depression and isolation.

They would like to get the lower half of the plot cleared of big stones, and roots, then covered with landscape fabric, before weighing down the fabric with those big stones and wooden pallets (which are on site).

They will provide tools, please bring gloves.

Use What3Words to find the address; ///amazed.surround.paraded

The postcode is BA2 9DA, but if you follow satnav that will take you through the village to the house rather than the walled garden. Directions; left turn at the top of the Pennyquick hill. Continue along the road for 100m, then its the turning on left before the high wall that runs along the road. If you don’t make the turn into the yard, you’ll end up at the Farm Shop, which is no bad thing, they do good coffee! There is space to park in the yard next to the Walled Garden and they have a portaloo, and running water.

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Ruth went on a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Covering new ground

Sat 14 May
Report written by Jer Boon

GoodGym went along for an introductory visit to an exciting new project in Newton St Loe.

This is a large walled garden taken on by a charity called Grow for Life, where we met Wayne, the project's manager. The garden falls on a gentle south-facing slope, of which the upper part had already been configured and planted with various veg crops.

Below that was an area which had been cleared and covered in order to clear out weeds and prepare the soil for the next lot of planting. Our first job was to help prepare the next area down from that...

First up, go over the area and remove any large stones and remaining bramble growths. That was the heavy lifting phase. Once we'd done that, the most fun part was to unroll strips of plastic sheeting which would be left to cover the area for a couple of months to properly kill all the weeds. We rolled out the sheets, then laid out stones and wooden pallets to pin in down.

After that we took a quick break, sitting on the area which is going to become a shed, before heading up to the more mature part of the plot for some watering and hoeing (technically, swoe-ing!) of the vegetable plot.

This is lovely plot, and we'll definitely be back to help out some more in the future. Don't let its remoteness from the town centre put you off, it'll be an exciting one to get involved in and watch as it develops over the coming months and years...

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Ruth completed a walk • Walk from the Park
Sun 8 May
3.6km
50:37
13:54/km
Ruth went on a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Moorland library-Help out at Two Tunnels race in Bath

Sun 8 May

The Moorland road community library provides volunteers at the Two Tunnels race in return for vital funds to help keep the library operational.

You will be volunteering as part of the Moorland road library volunteer team at the Relish Running Two Tunnels race.

This task will include the following; 08:45 - 10:45 - Joining the registration Team and giving out race bib numbers and helping at the bag drop tent.

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Ruth completed a walk • Walk to the Park
Sun 8 May
3.7km
44:02
11:45/km
Ruth signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Helping restore a walled garden in Newton St Loe

Sat 14 May 10:00 am
left turn at the top of the Pennyquick hill. Continue along the road for 100m, then its the turning on left before the high wall that runs along the road. , Bath, BA2 9DA
Help restore a garden to be used by people with anxiety, depression and isolation

Working with Grow for Life They have recently taking on a derelict walled Garden and would like our support to restore it so they can increase their work in therapeutic horticulture and help more people who are suffering with anxiety, depression and isolation.

They would like to get the lower half of the plot cleared of big stones, and roots, then covered with landscape fabric, before weighing down the fabric with those big stones and wooden pallets (which are on site).

They will provide tools, please bring gloves.

Use What3Words to find the address; ///amazed.surround.paraded

The postcode is BA2 9DA, but if you follow satnav that will take you through the village to the house rather than the walled garden. Directions; left turn at the top of the Pennyquick hill. Continue along the road for 100m, then its the turning on left before the high wall that runs along the road. If you don’t make the turn into the yard, you’ll end up at the Farm Shop, which is no bad thing, they do good coffee! There is space to park in the yard next to the Walled Garden and they have a portaloo, and running water.

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Ruth signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Bath

Delivering roast meals for vulnerable adults in Odd Down

Sun 10 Apr 12:30 pm
35 Frome Rd, Odd Down, Bath, BA2 2QF
Provide nutritious meals to the vulnerable

Meet outside the church of St Philip and St James in Odd down. You will be given approximately 4 meals to deliver in the local area. Each address is within a 10 minute walk of the church.

These meals are lovingly cooked by the church and are served in the church but certain members of their community are unable to leave home so by delivering the meals they still get to enjoy their Sunday roast!

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Ruth went on a community mission
Community mission
Bath

GoodGym pulls it out of the bag in Odd Down

Sun 10 Apr
Report written by Ruth

Good thing I took my trusty red GoodGym t-shirt to church with me as it turns out no one had signed up to help the monthly delivery of roast dinners to people in the community. Fortunately I was able to do a quick change and help out. Church members also lent a hand - the photo shows me with organiser and head chef Andy Stammers. St Philip’s puts on a meal once a month for people who’d otherwise be on their own and those who are housebound get theirs delivered. Today they got roast pork, fruit salad and a palm cross in celebration of Palm Sunday. Yum!

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