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GoodGym is launching in Newcastle this April

We're launching in our 42nd area with support from Newcastle Council & The Newcastle Fund

April 16, 2018

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GoodGym Newcastle is about to launch in partnership with Newcastle City Council and has been funded by The Newcastle Fund. It will be the 42nd GoodGym area to launch in the UK. Our first ever group run session will be on Monday 30th April.

GoodGym Newcastle will be led by local trainer Anji Andrews. Each week she’ll be leading a group of runners on a short run before stopping off to support a community organisation with a physical task like planting trees, shifting earth, or clearing derelict land.

Anji says:

I have read some inspirational stories of runners doing amazing things through GoodGym and I can't wait to give Newcastle runners the same platform to change their lives, other lives, and places in their community.”

For our first run, we’re working with our charity partner Changing Lives, who support homeless and vulnerable men in the city. After a run, the group will give the kitchens and outdoor space at Elliott House a big spring clean.

In addition to the weekly group run organised by Anji, GoodGym runners can also choose to be paired with an isolated older person and commit to a weekly social visit and/or help with one-off household tasks. The GoodGym befriending scheme has been proven to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing.

A spokesperson from he Newcastle Community Fund said:

“The proposal from the GoodGym team is an innovative approach to both exercise and battling social isolation – both of which can impact on people’s lives.  

“We really look forward to seeing the project up and running in Newcastle.”


Find out more about GoodGym Newcastle

Have your own GoodGym story to share with the community? Email getinvolved@goodgym.org and we'll be in touch.
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