Organisations Shreena Parmar has pledged to support
We have finally muscled in on a Covid vaccination clinic!
We'll be helping at the Marksbury Road Surgery of the Bridge View Medical Group (which is my doctors, but at a different surgery).
There are two vaccination clinics, a morning and an afternoon slot. Morning 0800 to 1300, 2 people needed - Melanie and ? Afternoon 1300 to 1800, 3 people needed - Charlene, ? and ?
They're going to explain everything we need to do, so I'm suggesting bringing some tea/coffee and a snack in case there aren't refreshments.
Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a midweek morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm. Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!
Tasks may include, but are not limited to, weeding, sweeping, petting goats (optional), loading and maneuvering wheelbarrows (bring your own gardening gloves if you have them, they are very useful to have for this task and any other tasks)
Hope to see you there :)
Are you finding it hard to motivate yourself in the morning? Come and join us for a end of the week morning dose of goodness at Windmill Hill City Farm.
Early morning, fresh air, walking/running/cycling (or however else you travel), volunteering, animals (and people, if you like them - socially distanced of course) - what a great way to start your day!
The farm is planning to lay a new gravel path along their animal paddocks so we will scrape off the old surface material and prepare the paths for their make-over. Expect a decent workout for our arms and upper body ;)
You are cordially invited to the Great Goodgym Bristol Spring Picnic!
Where? The Eastville park old bowling green (by the Nissen hut)
When? Sunday 30th May at 1pm
What? A chance to gather safely and catch up after a long absence of group gatherings. Please bring your own food and drink to enjoy. You are welcome to bring cakes to share with the group if you would like to do this. Please ensure cakes are pre-portioned
Who? 30 lovely Goodgymers, sign up quick!
Why? Because we miss eachother and it's about time we had some fun
An email request begging for help brought huge excitement to Bristol GoodGym with an urgent need to shift and spread 6 tonnes of sand across some space that had been lawn, to increase the wildlife and plants right in the heart of the city. GoodGymmers who were still at work spied on us from afar.
In the (not) shadow of City Hall on a gloriously sunny late afternoon, red t-shirts approached from all directions on foot and on bikes and 11 GoodGymmers split into their groups of a 5 and a 6 to be sand-shifters or sand-spreaders across a pleasing trapezium*, entitled to 4 of the 6 dumpy bags of sand.
Social distancing went vertical as Shreena enjoyed being the tallest GoodGymmer, standing on her sack of sand.
Charlee, from the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation and Joe from ParkWork (long-term friend of GoodGym) were super impressed with the speed of spreadage and after lots of hardwork we had a vote on further raking or a fitness session. Tge raking won and the sport Synchronised Socially Distanced Raking was born - already listed as a demonstration sport for the 2028 Olympics.
It was fantastic to be back in the heart of the city, getting fit by doing good.
*Maths is fun
Plans are afoot for the Zion community café, art and event space to open its doors up again soon!
We will be helping by sweeping and weeding the lovely outdoor areas ahead of their reopening on 18th May. There will also be some cleaning tasks to do inside for a couple of people - please bring a face covering.
College Green is getting a facelift!
Is raking your thing? With a bit of shovelling?
We need to spread and level 6 tonnes of sand to prepare the ground at College Green to be planted with 500sqm of wildflower meadow.
How amazing is this going to be for Bristol? 😍
Once the flowers are blooming, this new habitat will support thousands of new species and provide an opportunity for local people to connect to nature right in the heart of the city.
We’ll have two groups of 11, split into smaller Covid-safe groups of 5 and six, working with Charlee from the Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation - this is at 5 o’clock, the other group will start at 6 o’clock.