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Tue 20th Jun at 6:15pm
Great turn out to give Kairos the final push they needed to help get this garden finished for planting, with 12 GoodGymers showing up to support them.
We split into 2 groups, with four of us walking to Kairos while the rest of the group ran and then Nigel cycled to meet us there. Hannah and Lisa were there to greet us with a whole heap of jobs for us to get stuck into. Claire and Georgia took on the painting of the inside of the summer house and Chris and Hesper teamed up to dig a hole ready for the new water feature. Laura and Nigel focused on turning over a patch of soil towards the back of the garden and James, Joe, Lilian and Graeme turned the soil, removing any large peices of rubble on another area of the garden. Allan came equipped with his drill and tool box ready to tackle the flat pack table challenge once again.
Whilst we worked we were able to admire the planting that had already been done by the users of the centre, they have lots of flowers and veg growing and the garden is already showing signs of life with butterflies and caterpillars which is amazing!
Once the sink water feature had been placed into the hole and the soil had been turned, the big bags of compost were then carried/wheelbarrowed in to pour on top. Everybody got involved with emptying the bags of compost and then stomping on it to flatten it so that they could get as much in as possible.
Claire and Georgia managed to get as much of the 'forget me not' blue paint on the 2 walls of the summer house which was looking lovely and Allan completed coffee table number 2! Everyone worked tirelessly right to the end then we enjoyed a much deserved drink and snacks supplied by Kairos. Thank you all for your hard work, I know it is really appreciated by everyone at the centre. You are amazing!
If you would like to see pictures of what it looked like at the start you can see from this report how it was when we started... it really has come a long way thanks to you guys! https://www.goodgym.org/reports/let-s-get-ready-to-rubble-35570d88-7f35-4bcd-b596-1906739adf8a
Tue 23rd May at 6:15pm
On a warm May evening, 7 Coventry Goodgymers ran 2 km to St Mary and St Benedict school for some painting.
The two sheds in the playground, which are used to store outdoor toys, needed a little TLC. Our task for the evening was to sand and then varnish them so that they last a little longer and all the toys are kept dry inside. We made quick work of shed number 1 and just about had enough varnish for shed 2. After finishing our task we ran back to our start point, admiring the student degree show art work on display in Starley Gardens before having a good stretch!
Tuesday 16th May
Cheung Ling Shan Hesper has done their first good deed with GoodGym.
Cheung is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Tue 23rd May at 6:15pm
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Tue 16th May at 6:15pm
Very enjoyable night tonight with 2 new faces, a 5.5k run and a feel good session at the Food Union Allotments.
This evening, to accommodate tonights group, we had some members walking to the task, some running and some meeting us there. The walking group left slightly earlier to ensure we all arrived at around the same time.
At 6pm, Laura and Lil welcomed Louise who then set off with Lilian on a fast walk to Food Union. The runners, Allan, Deb, James, Laura and Laura met at the usual time of 6.15 where we greeted another newcomer, Cheung. After a warm up we also set off on our journey to the allotments. We were hoping to catch up with the walkers but they were super speedy and beat us there, meeting with Jackie and Lani at the gates.
When we had all arrived, the gates were still locked and at one point it was looking like we might have to turn around and go back. Thankfully, as there were a good few of us, we shouted the task owners name at the top of our voices and he appeared and let us in, phew!
It was the perfect evening for an allotment task, the task owner gave us a bit of an explanation of what they do at Food Union for the benefit of the new members and then he explained the tasks on the agenda. Half of the group started on weeding the asparagus bed and the other half were prepping the soil ready to plant some squash.
The team got straight to it and made quick work of getting the jobs done. Before we knew it, it was time to make our way back, the time went so quick and we could have all happily stayed longer. We had a group photo, said goodbye to Lil and Louise who were starting their walk back to base while the rest of us put the tools away. We said our goodbyes to Jackie and Lani who live close by and the rest of us ran back.
Good work tonight everyone and a big warm welcome to Louise and Hesper, it was great to meet you!