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Drizzly Drop

Tuesday 27th February

Written by Miriam

On an unexpectedly rainy eve we headed out on a 5km run and delivered an entire roads worth of leaflets for Change Kitchen.

An adorable cat followed me and Morwenna down the road 🥰

It was quite dark and rainy so we didn't have time for a photo! We'll be out again to deliver more leaflets next time.

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*wee*ding a toilet!

Sunday 25th February

Written by Amy

6 goodgymers (Amy, Christina, Sofeen, Ramiz, Morwenna and Iain) joined the friendly team at Dads Lane once again for a “sort out your life” style mission! We welcomed Christina to her first GoodGym mission as well!

We started by clearing an unsafe area of the garden consisting of planks of wood, bricks and general rubbish. We then levelled off this area with some shovelling and raking and weeding the area so we could lay flat paving stones and pallets.

We then formed a human brick chain passing the bricks from the old position to the new - switching every layer so each person moved up the chain! We made sure to turn every so often to even out those standing twist movements!

After a well deserved coffee and biscuit break we went back out and finished putting anything useful back on the pallets in a neat and orderly fashion.

The rest was organised in a pile for Steve to take to the tip. A massive difference was made and a good workout was had! The garden area is now safer for residents and children to play in.

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We did a Stella Job!

Thursday 22nd February

Written by Jonny Carter

Tonight, 5 GoodGymers got to work on some litter picking around the Jewellery Quarter.

We filled a bag full of rubbish, with James finding a stella box, hence the pun!

Once the task was done we headed on a run of around 4k, only a pretty baltic evening, Ramiz certainly warmed up on the run, stripping down to just a t-shirt!

Once done, it was time to get back in the warmth as a few of the group stopped for some post run refreshments :)

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Pretty in pink

Saturday 10th February

Written by James Morris

Volunteer at cannon hill parkrun. I was a marshal on the narrow path section. Then had breakfast and cake 🍰 then ran ten miles.

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Saturday 10th February

Written by Jonny Carter

This morning we had a nice sunny morning to join the volunteers at Hill Hook Nature Reserve in Sutton Coldfield.

Olivier joined on her first GoodGym session and Suki joined us for the first time at Hill Hook after her mornings Parkrun exploits!

The task was to plant 300 trees. With all the rain it made digging the holes a little easier! It was fantastic work and by 11.30am we managed to plant all 300 trees! A really fantastic effort, well done everyone involved :)

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Lovely Leafletting!

Tuesday 6th February

Written by Jonny Carter

On a rather wet evening we just had the two GoodGymers for tonight's task.

Jonny and Suki walked around the Jewellery Quarter delivering GoodGym leaflets. Suki even managed to stop a few passers by on our way.

Although it was somewhat wet we still got our good deed done via a nice 2k walk :)

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