0 Month Streak
16 Month Streak
Mon 4th Sep at 6:00pm
Tonight 17 GoodGymers ran 6.5km to support the conservation at Mousehold Heath.
Mousehold warden Will lead us to the areas needing work, so we split into 2 groups and started pulling up bracken.
Will pointed out areas we have visited before, that showed signs of less bracken and more heather growth and also encourages more insects and wildlife. So tonights task will hopefully go a long way towards continuing this conservation work.
After 50 mins of hard work in the warm weather, we headed home with another job well done!
Tue 22nd Aug at 6:15pm
This evening we visited the new Soundyard CIC, to help paint their new premises on Magdalen Street.
Soundyard CIC is a not-for-profit company, dedicated to turning up the volume on voices that aren’t heard enough.
The Founders, Anna & Sophie (who I've both spoken to about GoodGym on BBC Radio Norfolk) were there to greet us and help paint the lovely breeze block walls. We all got the sense that place will look amazing once its finished being prepared.
We got a lot done in the alloted time with just 5 of us present, not even enough people for a group photo ☹ We'll be returning next week to paint some more as well as any other jobs that we can help with.
Mon 14th Aug at 6:00pm
We were blessed with the presence of GoodGym Founder & CEO, Sir Ivo Gormley (well he's a Sir in my opinion), alongside his partner Jess, who both joined us on this evening's session. They said its the first session they have attended together for about 10 years, so we were very privileged.
The task was to do some cutting back at Catton Grove Community Centre, which is always fun as we have no restrictions and can just chop everything back as much as we like, which had overgrown a lot over these last 2 months. Firstly though, we had to jog 2.75km from The Forum to get there, on a warm and muggy evening.
As you can see from the photos, the pile of cuttings was huge and will be chipped so it can be reused (not eaten - different type of chips!).
It was lovely to see Ivo and Jess. I'm not one for brown-nosing or earning brownie points with the boss as thats not my style, but everyone would agree with me that he is so down to earth, a really approachable person and just wanted to get stuck into the task, one of the reasons he started GoodGym, and that really reflects in the GoodGym ethos that he has created.
Mon 7th Aug at 6:00pm
This was our 2nd visit to Mousehold Heath this year.
We went to a different section of the heath. The task was to pull bracken again, but this time getting rid of it from an area where it was invasive to the native Heather, which in areas was in full purple bloom.
This evening was Katy's 200th good deed, marked by her and Bill bringing us some of their famous yellow courgettes.
Like always, the team worked incredibly hard, the before and after shots were yet again mind dazzling.
Mon 14th Aug at 6:00pm
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