GoodGym is launching in Slough this July
We're launching in our 45th area with support from Slough Borough Council
July 05, 2018
It will be the 45th GoodGym area to launch in the UK. Our first ever group run session will be on Monday 30th July.
GoodGym Slough will be led by local trainer Manjit Birk. 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.
For our first run, we’re running to Temple Wood to help out local charity the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust. We'll be clearing rubbish and brambles to make space for a new walking trail and bridge in the pocket park which they are developing so that the community has access to a green, natural space in an urban area.
In addition to the weekly group run organised by Manjit, GoodGym runners can also choose to be paired with an isolated older person and commit to a weekly social visit, or to help with one-off household tasks. The GoodGym befriending scheme has been proven to reduce loneliness and improve wellbeing.
GoodGym Slough has been made possible thanks to our partnership with Slough Borough Council.
Find out more about GoodGym Slough
- GoodGym Slough launches on Monday 30th July. Sign-up here to run with us at the launch event. Everyone is welcome.
- The launch event will begin at 6.30pm. The start location is: Salt Hill Activity Centre, Bath road, Slough SL1 3SS
- GoodGym Slough will meet every Monday at 6:30pm at the Salt Hill Activity Centre.
- Find out more here about how you can run to visit an isolated older person in Slough.