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Tue 20th Feb at 6:15pm
Tonight was a special run in Cardiff, as we celebrated Darren on his very special
This can mean only ONE thing, it's time for the CAPE
We had our usual mix of groups tonight, with some walkers and joggers and a couple running like the wind - that's the power of the cape! We were heading out to help at the Samye foundation again, and as usual they had prepared a list for us.
Thankfully there was a good number of us tonight, as 13 volunteers got active and cleared the list of tasks in good time. Dylan and Henry became great friends as the floor and stairs were spotless. Darren and Andrew vanished into the attic along with the containers. Imy and Natasha got artistic with the poster displays - looking great. Emma, Aimee and Ellen moved the plinth in the blink of an eye. Lucy cleaned the mirror until you could see your face in it......wait, hold on a minute???? And then it was all hands to the windows, and ledges, Su, Martin, Llion and anyone else that was free joined to get rid of those smears...Ready for some filming I believe.
We even had time for an additional task as Darren donning his cape, mopped the hall until it was sparkling clean. We got together for some soup and soon to follow on the run - soup stitch. A great evening had by all, thanks you wonderful lot.
Tue 13th Feb at 6:15pm
What a night that was as a good 12 of the goodgym crew arrived eager to help out at this week's task. The gang, made up of joggers, walkers and a cyclist meeting us directly there.....All are welcome.
We were back to our friends for the first time this year at St. Edwards this evening, to do work in the Church grounds in support of Forget Me Not Cafe and the Gardening as Therapy Project.
Our area activator Michael has recently started looking into rewilding spaces and as such managed to get quite a few different varieties of seeds to help biodiversity. Knowing of the project, we offered some up to Kathie who was very happy to accept as part of their wildflower meadow. Our scattering crew, lit for the evening by Emma, were Dylan and Emily.
Whilst the rest of the team got to work as choppers, chippers and snippers - getting the stump! It was short work on the task as we filled the green waste bags ready for the council to collect and took the stump around to the front of the building. The stump (in case you were wondering) is going to be repurposed inside the Church for an Easter Cross.
A quick tidy up and group photo and it was time to head back, where most of the group were heading off for bottomless pancakes.
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Tue 23rd Jan at 6:15pm
On a very windy evening 11 goodgymers went to help a local charity. It was blustering on the run, but not so bad when the wind was behind you!
Michael arrived with a bag of litter pickers, just because. They are almost becoming part of the Cardiff goodgym kit now.
Tonight we hit our target for the January Challenge of 100 deeds. Well done everyone, and let’s see where we can get too with the remaining days in January. We are now on 107
Tonight we were heading around the back at the wonderful Cwtch Together to tackle the overgrown brambles and the weeds in the walkway. It had been nearly a year since we undertook this task last, and at first glance it seemed unachievable. But goodgymers will NOT be beaten.
Michael and Sophie were first in, sweeping the brambles away with legs, cutting the bases and sweeping out walkway. Next in were the Dylans, the Lucys, Jonathan and Emma. The brambles were cut quicker than they could be bagged, a Buddleia was also removed before it grew back too much. Flo, Martin and Ben had gotten to work in the walkway, clearing away the 'weeds'.
After 30 hard minutes of volunteering, it was time to put the tools away and get a group photo before heading back.
An interesting conversation at out post run social as one of the team was taken with a crisp bag - yes, you have read that right. Brown Bag crisps (other brands are available) use the same letter B for two words, WOW amazing.
This led to the conversation of how to make the colour Brown, on to Primary colors (or not), secondary colors etc. So, to put an end to the debate
Tue 16th Jan at 6:15pm
16 goodgymers were ready to clean those streets, no cold weather was going to stop us.
We had committed to a litter pick and a litter pick we would do! It was two group tonight, a litter picking walking crew and the runners plogging and litter picking too. Flo led the walking group around the 'Diff, all wrapped up warm and ready for action. Michael took the runners a little longer, keeping them warm as they got a good pace on. After a few kilometers the litter bags came out and the run became a plog. Then it slowed to a litter pick for a short time, the bags were left at a council bin and it was the final run back to meet the walkers for a group photo.
A good night as 9 bags of rubbish have been removed from the streets. #Love Where You Live