We had a small crowd tonight for delivering flyers for Kirkwood's Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme. Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, Zena Whalley Louise Galvin and myself posted about 200 leaflets through letterboxes in the posh houses of HD2. We'll be out posting next Tuesday too, as we need to get another 200 leaflets distributed in the local area.
In common with many charities 2021 has been a tough year for Kirkwood Hospice. With all of their usual fundraising events being cancelled and so much of their regular income drying up practically overnight, funding sources are under greater pressure than ever. That’s why Kirkwood Hospice are determined to make this year’s Christmas tree collection the biggest yet, and to help make this happen they need GoodGym to assist!
Their target is to collect and recycle collect over 2000 trees, but before they can do this they need to get the word out about the scheme, and this is where GoodGym can help. We'll be posting hundreds of promotional leaflets in local letterboxes to let people know how they can get their trees recycled following the festive period and raise money for our local hospice into the bargain.
So bring your wooden spoons and spatulas for opening letterboxes and plenty of energy for running between the houses as we deliver. As usual we'll be running form the Stadium at 6:30pm, or you can meet us outside the Spinks Nest pub in Birkby at 7pm if you prefer. We'll be delivering the leaflets in the Birkby and Edgerton areas.
We started so we’ll finish! GoodGym have partially removed the pile of earth and rubble which has been blocking the Riverside Way near Kingsbridge.
It’s tough work but our efforts have already yielded positive results with the old path partly reinstated. This session is intended to clear a bit more of the route and make the Riverside Way accessible and safer for more people to use.
Once again we’ll be working with Greenstreams the local environmental organisation are responsible for the Riverside Way. All tools and instruction about exactly what is to be done will be provided by Greenstreams, GoodGym will provide the energy and enthusiasm. So bring your gloves and we'll get yet another good job done.
We’ll meet in the car park next to King's Bridge, please run cycle or walk there if you possibly can.
Being autumn there is plenty of leaf litter about, but at least there is a little less actual litter on the streets and cycleways of Huddersfield tonight.
Thanks to Kati Law, David Bilton and Zena Whalley who got busy with the litter pickers and bin bags this evening.
Plogging is a combination of the Swedish term "plocka up" (to pick up) and the "jogga" (jog). So plogging is exactly what GoodGym will be doing on Tuesday evening this week. Armed with litter pickers and hoops we'll set forth from the Stadium at 6:30pm to jogga and plocka any rubbish as and where we find it.
There's plenty of litter to plocka so we'll not be running far or fast, I imagine we'll probably cover no more than about 5K in total with lots of stops to remove refuse.
4 GoodGymmers, 1 headtorch and very wet and windy conditions didn't stop us continuing our ongoing task to remove unwanted shrubs and trees from the Christ Church yard in Moldgreen last night.
Following a few visits over the summer we are now down to the toughest task of digging out the most resistant roots and stumps.
Despite only having one headtorch between us (mental note- the dark nights are definitely back!) Ben Godfrey, Louise Galvin, Zena Whalley and I got busy with spades, saws and crowbar for what felt like a proper winter workout.
One of our ongoing tasks this summer has been to clear some of the overgrown vegetation in the churchyard at Christ Church Moldgreen. We returning once again to hopefully finish the job. If you are free and you fancy some heavy duty gardening simply sign up.
Following the relaxation in Covid restrictions we are now able to run to this task as a group. However in order to keep GoodGym accessible to those who do not wish or are unable to take part in the group run, there is now an option to meet at the task.
So if you are running we will convene outside the entrance to the Stadium Health & Fitness Club at 6:30pm. Please note we are not currently able to use the changing facilities, so arrive ready to run. If you are meeting us at the task you'll need to be at Christ Church Moldgreen at 7pm. We'll finish the task for 8pm and run back at the Stadium for 8:30pm.
Obviously if you can run please do so, it will be wonderful to have proper GoodGym group runs back again, but if you can't we'll see you at Christ Church.
Please note- Due to a football game taking place at the Stadium the meeting point for this session has now changed. We will meeting for the group run 6:30pm at the King's Bridge Road Car Park, HD1 3AX. Parking is free from 6pm
The paint brushes were out in force at S2R tonight as 7 GoodGymmers, painted planters and benches to kerp the S2R yard looking good. And that was after we'd run 2.5K from the Stadium.
Well done to tonight's painters and decorators, Kati Law, Ben Godfrey, Louise Galvin, Zena Whalley, David Bilton and Richard Byrne.