Caprice McWilliams

GoodGym Bournemouth

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Binning and winning

Tuesday 28th May

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Three Goodgymmers, Caprice, Keith and Lea were joined by one Bournemouth Plogger, Stephanie. It was cooold, but at least not wet! The heartwarming conversation Caprice and Lea had with three lovely young people from London, very enthousiastic and appreciative of our area and what we were doing, certainly made us feel warmer! Lots and lots of little bits picked up, but also some big bottles, a blanket, oh and don’t forget the butts 😡 Any interesting finds?!?! Well, you could call a 1.000.000 million pound note a “once-in-lifetime-find”, VERY interesting and exciting, no doubt. Did Goodgym Bournemouth win the lottery?! Nope, that note went in the big bin on the sea front as well. But Keith’s and Lea’s grandchild has one more sand mould to play with! Caprice’s reaction: you must have loads of that crap by now! 🤔🤭🙃 Yep! Anyway, thanks everyone for making our seafront cleaner again.

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Bedlam in Pelham…

Saturday 25th May

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Six Goodgymmers, Daryl, Janet, Chloe, James, Keith and Lea, all got up early on this very sunny Bank Holiday Saturday to join the Parks Foundation team in Pelhams Park. The task today: putting raised beds together and filling them with soil for the community to use for growing vegetables. Keith got his drill out and started drilling holes where James had carefully measured and marked the solid oak beams. Daryl was busy with the electric screwdriver to get the very long screws in. And soon the first bed was up. Along the edges sods had to be put back, so Lea, Janet and Chloe got busy doing that. Other tasks that kept us busy all morning were raking grass, digging up and pulling sods of grass up, shovelling soil in to wheelbarrows and emptying those in the new bed, digging deep holes for the new upright posts to go in, concreting round those posts etc. “Hard graft” it certainly was, but the result was certainly worth it. And once again us Goodgymmers showed everyone that we love a great task!

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Faith, Hope and Charity Shop Clothes

Monday 20th May

Written by Caprice McWilliams

Chloe, Daryl, Caprice welcomed newbie Rute at The Brewhouse ready for the group run to the session. This was much to Rute's surprise as she wasn't expecting a run as just wanted to help volunteer. Luckily Rute loves a good run, so much so that she refused to drive to the session and put her coat in her bag and off she went. What a trooper! Tonight's session was to help our friends at Hope Housing sort through some charity clothing. The runners were met by Eleanor and James who made their own way to the task. The group got to work sorting through Hope Housing's Charity Shop clothing donations. Sorting through the ladies clothing there was Rute, Caprice, Daryl and Julie and on the menswear there was Chloe and James with Eleanor in charge of the children's clothing. It wasn't long until everything was sorted, it's amazing how much can get done with lots of help. Our next sessions to help Hope Housing will be 17th June and this will be a gardening task and on the 15th July we will be helping sort out their hand made soaps. We hope to see you there!

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Turn Round And Go Back The Way You Came

Friday 17th May

Written by Daryl Venner

Sue,Ross,James and Daryl meet on a lovely spring evening at Bournemouth Pier to Marshall at Bournemouth Universities Hospital Twilight Walk to raise money for Brest Cancer research.James helped out at the start finish Line whilst Sue,Ross and Daryl headed off to the 10K turn round point which was at the end of the Prom at Sandbanks.By 8.45 we had our first runners at our post so we congratulated them and sent them back the way they came. The runners/walkers where all in Tutus with lights on which looked very impressive against the evening sky.By 9.30 we had seen our last runner/walker so we Headed back to the start/Finish line i must say what a Brilliant evening it was, helped by the lovely sun set and people. See you all soon Daryl

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Clever clogs know their frogs!

Monday 13th May

Written by Caprice McWilliams

It's that time again! Our favourite task of the month, GoodGym's Quiz at Abbeyfield Retirement Home! Caprice made the short run in the rain and we're met by Ross, Chloe and James at Abbeyfield Wessex. They were all ready and had already picked their teams. The group split into two teams, James joining his favourite ladies, "The Loose Women" , Eleanor, Chloe and Ross in team "The Clever Clogs" With this month's quizmaster being Caprice. Eleanor braved the rain and turned up a bit late and very soggy. Four rounds this week. Round one good old General Knowledge, round two multiple choice Food round, Round Three Animal Themed true or false and back by popular demand Round 4 The Music Round!! This week's winners smashed it with a whopping 45/50"The Clever Clogs'' We will return for Quiz night next month!! We hope to see you there!

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Land of Soaps and Dreams

Thursday 9th May

Written by Caprice McWilliams

What a beautiful evening to help Kelly from 'We Do Ethical' at this week's Hope For Food's outreach project. Caprice collected Kelly and her four legged partner in crime, Frankie and they hit the shops. They needed to stock up on supplies as they were running low and stock up they did! They almost didn't have a enough room in the toiletry tubs with all the stock that Kelly purchased. Kelly and Caprice then headed to the Outreach Project where Hope For Food kindly had a table waiting for them. This table was in a perfect sunny spot and it wasn't long before the toiletries started to get snapped up. This week's favourite items were wet wipes, body spray and deodorant. The outreach project is held every Thursday at St Stephen's Way and every Sunday at St Andrew's Church. It is a safe place where those in need can get a hot meal, clothes, toiletries and support from dedicated volunteers such as 'Hope For Food' 'We Do Ethical' and 'The Samaritans.' Frankie worked hard overseeing the mission, they couldn't have done it without him! After a successful session they packed up the van with much lighter tubs and said their goodbyes. For more information on how to help Kelly please check out her website: https://wedoethical.org/ https://www.instagram.com/wedoethicalorg?igsh=eGhsYWE3d2xqYmJu

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