Newish runner, masters swimmer, volunteer swimming teacher
A few logistical hiccups last night meant it was a change to the start of the planned group run. I am isolating.. again! and Charlotte was stuck in Gateshead for the second time in a week, but a super six GoodGymers arrived at the old stomping ground of Hotel Indigo ready to rock. There were a few pairs of tired legs, as Paul, Louise and Michael were sporting Great North Run Monday legs after a brilliant day in our city.
Michael, Liz and Tanya made their way up to Newcastle University ahead of the runners and from my end of the phone (Tanya with the loudest laugh in the world) it sounded like they were having a ball. Remind me to always be with the walkers when I come back! They met Bridget our task owner first who explained the job in hand.
We were helping the brilliant NEST, a project at Newcastle University that supports asylum seekers in our city. They have been working on a huge project to create care packs and provide clothing donations to refugees. Our job tonight was to continue working through the huge amount of donations that have come in from generous Geordies for NEST.
Paul said, "When we got there, the whole computer area had been set up for sorting, it was full of IKEA bags. Our job was to sort clothing donations, but there were also a huge amount of toys and other things for other people to do"
The super six made a big difference, but it's easy to see from the photos how much is still left to do. If you have any time to spare this week to help out, please get in touch with me and I will link you up with Bridget as this project needs to be completed by Sunday!
"It was brilliant to be back!" - Louise.
Come to run, walk and complete a fitness session to get your week off to a flying start.
We are helping the amazing NEST (North East Solidarity and Teaching) with a big drive to make up volunteer packs for their work with refugees in our city. We’ve helped NEST on numerous occasions in the past and their tasks are always fun, fast and there’s something for everyone.
Meet OUTSIDE HOTEL INDIGO (we are not able to use their facilities so please arrive ready to run. Toilets are available at Central Station and at the task). There are NO storage facilities.
A new task to start a new week!
It was a night for some OGs to catch up with some familiar faces back for tonight's group run for Junction Point.
We were running and walking to spread the word and wonderful work of Junction Point to raise awarness of Passion to Paycheque, turning brilliant ideas from brilliant people into paid projects. We met at Benwell Asda and split into two groups of runners and walkers. It was also FINALLY Debbie's chance to wear the cloak of good deeds after hitting her fabulous fiftieth good deed a few weeks ago! Kudos Deb, you rock.
We managed to cover seven streets and a whopping 200 leaflets and the time flew by. We will be hitting a different location in October when we take on part two of this task.
Rounding off a brilliant night it was a car park workout of squats, drills, tricep dips and much more and we left feeling good and ready to face another great week.
Come along to run, walk and complete a fitness session.
This is an ideal starter session with no equipment required!
Meet at BENWELL ASDA ready to run or walk.
We will be spreading out to deliver 100 leaflets in the Benwell area to spread the word about the work of Junction Point, an organisation that works with non-profit businesses and individuals to support projects that change the world!