GoodGym Bexley - Inspirational Team Award Nomination
Mencap collaboration recognised by Bexley Voluntary Services
June 26, 2019
GoodGym's collaboration with Bexley Mencap was recognised by judges at the Bexley Volunteering Services Awards
Bexley GoodGym were nominated for an Inspirational Team Award at last night Bexley Voluntary Services Award ceremony at the Holiday Inn.
The judges cited the invaluable voluntary work members had completed in the last year at a range of different locations helping out at Youth & Community Centres, Care Homes, Charity Shops, and parks and gardens, to name but a few.
The judges were particularly impressed at the way that Bexley GoodGym was open to all – not just regular runners and walkers - but all sections of the community, coming together to help out local groups and organisations.
Panel members also cited the ongoing contribution of Bexley Mencap’s Learning Disability members to the work of GoodGym.
the ethos of GoodGym enables everyone to work together
People with Learning Disabilities want to help out and be useful like anybody else and the ethos of GoodGym enables everyone to work together as a team to help others as well.
Stephen Langley who joined GoodGym recently said: ‘I like GoodGym – everyone is very friendly and welcoming; we can all get fit and help out at the same time’
Photo of Nick Marsden, Walking Group Leader with GoodGym & Bexley Mencap members, Stephen Langley and Emanuele Cala