Philippa

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Rainbow Run 2024
🗓Friday 2nd August 7:00pm

📍Hove Park BN3 7BF

Take part in the Rainbow Run and kick off Pride Weekend!

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Tue 23rd Jul at 6:00pm

Eco-action in a therapeutic nature paradise

Brighton Report written by STEFANIA ROSSO (she/her)

Undoubtedly a great group session in mid-summer, this was! With an eco-bonus, and a surprise.

Last Saturday, Stanmer Organics opened doors to the public in the beautiful outdoor space in Stanmer Park, and yesterday to the passionate volunteers of @GoodGym Brighton.

The Centre of Eco-therapy is one of 20+ small orgs of Stanmer Organics with a mission at the heart: to provide nature-based therapies to whoever needs to overcome physical, mental or long-term health conditions. In this amazing healing environment, the guests do gardening, grow vegetables, drink tea, cook and eat around an open fire. All is composted, and a return to Mother Nature is encouraged. The basic essential facilities are compost toilets, so the users live a trueful permaculture experience, within its values and ethos. There is also a new sauna garden, did you know it?!

GoodGym was asked to help to dig a pit for building a new compost toilet, with a promise of an eco-therapy experience to thank the volunteers. A challenging call for the area activator, Stefania.

Brighton GoodGym-ers keep surprising all our beneficiaries (and me) for our unconditional good heart, always prepared to do everything – and get our hands dirty! Keep moving together in the outdoors fuels our heart and fulfils us with incredible satisfaction. Burning calories (or stress 😉) while moving, just helps – that’s for sure!

This call for GoodGym’s help was a great group mission, which was worthwhile opening to all, despite the long distance that is loved by some GoodGym-ers but not a cup of tea for everybody. We managed to get all moving, who by bike (or Beryl Bike) from our meet up in Brighton, in Victoria Gardens, who by run or walk at easy pace throughout the park to gather all together in good timing, and not getting lost in the woods 😊 – we didn’t. Thanks to Ben, who was already waiting us at the task and to Richard backing up my orienteering skills.

Surprise, surprise! Our inspiring charity founder, Ivo, and Dan from Green Runners made us a surprising visit in Brighton. Both are runners and leaders by example, but also just simple people and passionate volunteers like everybody of us in Brighton GoodGym. We are all driven by sport passions and trueful values to do good and act green for our planet . In proper GoodGym style, I would say.

There was an good turn up of GoodGym-ers at this group session of middle summer, so well organised by Liz and Bella from the Eco-therapy Centre despite the demanding setting for such big group. Digging the hard soil was a bit challenging and crowded, at times, but the outcome of our work was fab – 2 deep dip holes were created and a new ramp constructed to help disable users to access the compost toilet. 😊 Meanwhile, Ivo and Dan, with a young adult got the fire ready🔥

Our host Liz offered us an eco-therapy experience and a bowl of soup, prepared with her garden vegs and with lots of her love – such a bonus, Grazie, dear Liz! The peaceful community-feeling made me forget all about the past stressful day(s), and the luggage still to pack up before my 6am flight the day after.

We enjoyed so much our evening that we lost track of the time, but we still returned home by cycling and running with a good light in the dusk. At the end of the day I was exausted, but happy and fully satisfied. All truly content, (or so I think).

First time GoodGym-er Liam quoted: “It was a great session for my first Goodgym in over a year. I really enjoyed digging (/pick-axing/tilling) the holes and the soup and hummus hanging out in the garden after was delicious”

What’s next? Follow us to see what’s on next Meanwhile, I begin to develop some ideas for a special GoodGym group session with the Green Runners and Sanctuary Runners-Brighton. Ready to pledge for sport for development and green action? I am, follow me!

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Tue 23rd Jul at 6:00pm

Digging a pit for a compost toilet in Stanmer Park

Supporting the users of an outdoor eco-therapy venue to get needed facilities

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Fri 2nd Aug at 7:00pm

Rainbow Run 2024

Take part in the Rainbow Run and kick off Pride Weekend!

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Philippa
Philippa (She/her) went on a group run

Tue 16th Jul at 6:15pm

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Christophe

Tue 16th Jul at 6:41pm

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Christophe

Tue 16th Jul at 6:43pm

Hi Stefania and co. I'm new and intended to come tonight but went to the wrong meeting point (I went to the queen Victoria statue in Hove) ... Totally my fault! Apologies for the inconvenience. Will pay more attention next time. See you soon!

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Tue 16th Jul at 6:15pm

Freegling with the 'Resource Goddess'

Increase reuse of stuff and reduce waste going to landfill

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Philippa (She/her) signed up to a group run.

Tue 6th Aug at 6:15pm

Pointed Planting

Providing a safe, outdoor haven for vulnerable residents.

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Philippa (She/her) went on a group run

Tue 2nd Jul at 6:15pm

Everybody’s gone surfin’, Surfin Against Sewage!

Brighton Report written by Juliet O'Brien

This Tuesday, GoodGym Brighton has been Running Out Of Time, and we made a few pledges to act together as a community for climate and nature!

On this lovely warm evening, ten GoodGym-ers ran 2km to the beach where we picked up litter grabbers and Surfers Against Sewage's sacks to collect the litter. We spread out along the beach towards the iconic i360 and up on the path above the beach finding plastic bottles, cans and wrappers, but not too much litter this time, which was good to see. Some tourists gave us their rubbish and one asked an unusual question, ‘Can you fly a drone on the beach?’ It was explained we were not the council (!), and just volunteers so weren’t really sure.

After the task, we ran to the square near the i360 for some fitness exercises. Stefania divided us into four groups for two circuits of four different exercises: squats, tricep dips, step ups and press ups. Although it was tiring, it was also great exercise!

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Wayne

Thu 4th Jul at 8:33am

Great Job Everyone...

Philippa
Philippa (She/her) signed up to a group run.

Tue 2nd Jul at 6:15pm

Running Out Of Time - Seafront litter picking

Help Brighton & Hove to keep our city clean

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Philippa (She/her) signed up to a group run.

Tue 13th Aug at 6:15pm

Vicarage tidying

Make the gardens more respectable for the users of a recreational club

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Philippa
Philippa (She/her) signed up to a group run.

Tue 13th Aug at 6:15pm

Vicarage tidying

Make the gardens more respectable for the users of a recreational club

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