29 Month Streak
Wed 22nd Nov at 6:00pm
Our first festive task of this season brought a little bit of joy to plenty of GoodGymers this evening. We joined volunteers at Baffins Pond Association to put up the Christmas Decorations around the compound.
Everyone got in the spirit and there were plenty of super Christmas jumpers, hats and leggings on display.
Wilson's commitment to detail extended to all of the little statues in the compound who are now sporting very dapper Christmas bow-ties!
The compound looked absolutely fantastic by the time we were done - Christmas basically threw up over Baffins Pond this evening.
Fri 17th Nov at 5:30pm
We joined Fratton Big Local for their annual lantern parade.
Our first job was getting all the lanterns lit up, which was an incredibly fiddly process. The lantern makers then started to arrive so it was all hands on deck to reunite lantern with maker, or hand out spare donated lanterns.
Teeny GoodGymer Felix had lots of fun giving the lanterns cuddles!
The rest of the team carried lanterns whilst trying to keep parade goers and excited members of the public on the allocated half of the road. Having the rolling road closure this year made the whole event feel bigger and safer for everyone involved, which was super.
Wed 15th Nov at 6:00pm
We welcomed Helen to her first GoodGym session this evening - great to have you along!
Helen got stuck straight in with the warehouse team, unpackaged trolley loads of donations from Tescos and stacking them ready for packing.
The other half of our team did their best Dale Winton impressions, dashing up and down rows to put together packages for individuals, couples and families.
It's amazing how much we got done in just an hour, and how many innuendos you can make too!
Sun 5th Nov at 8:45am
After a week of stormy weather, the day dawned bright albeit chilly and was perfect for a spot of running.
Sadly, the constant heavy rainfall meant that the local rugby pitches had flooded and so the kids were told to try and head to junior parkrun for their exercise. With thanks to Katie L for the heads up, we were prepared for a potential extra 80 kids rocking up!
Armed with a good number of GG-rs and a ton of volunteers, the second highest total turnout at Eastney Juniors was set with 111 completing the course.
The GG team took on a number of roles to ensure the event took place safely and a massive shoutout to Aoife for completing good deed number 150!!!
Wed 1st Nov at 6:00pm
Portsmouth GoodGymers love a donation task! Particularly one that enables them to have a clear out at home! And this task meant that the Portsmouth Helps Ukraine volunteers will have plenty of boxes to fill with gifts for the next lorry delivery to Ukraine.
A huge number of empty shoeboxes were discovered in GGers' cupboards, wardrobes and under beds.
GGers delivered their boxes to collection points and Judy delivered 2 car-loads to the very pleased staff at Southsea Library collection point.