Thu 10th Sep 2020 at 6:00pm
This will help let local residents know about our nature in the garden event, and getting the garden into great shape for the event!Read more
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Raffaella Dickins-Eastick earned their community cape by completing their first community mission.
Raffaella completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Raffaella was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Tue 1st Sep 2020 at 6:00pm
Helen and 12 GoodGymers took the challenge of giving Eaton Park a clean up after the bank holiday weekend.
A big welcome to Liz who was taking part in her 1st good deed with us.
We separated into small groups and did tasks such as litter picking, cleaning benches and cleaning the park signs - to make the park look refreshing.
It was lovely to have a catch up at the end too :-)
Mon 17th Feb 2020 at 6:15pm
Tonight's task was visiting our good friends at Redmayne View Care Home for a game of Bingo, something we've not done with them before.
A big GoodGym welcome to Andrea was doing her first good deed.
Congratulations to Jess for completing 10 good deeds and Rachel & Jonathan for completing 25 good deeds!
Thank you to Jennifer for being back runner this week.
It is one of our longer runs and this week was in fact our fastest ever GoodGym run, we were averaging under 11-minute miles... I'm sure there were a few people cursing me but everyone did fantastic and kept up the pace ;-)
We arrived at Redmayne to a lovely selection of refreshments, some of us hung around them longer than others haha.
It was then time for the big event to begin. We sat ourselves down amongst the tenants, who were looking forward to teaching the younger ones a thing or two about Bingo.
Sandra, the host, called out the numbers in the first game. I was so confident of winning, I only had number 85 left for ages, I waited for that magical number only for someone else to call out 'Bingo'... I could have cried.
Anyway, sulking that I didn't want to play again, I became ball caller for the remaining games (mainly to check number 85 was actually there haha). I think I have a natural voice for Bingo, some may disagree, especially when I was calling out the numbers with a mouthful of chocolate.
Generally, it was going very smoothly, we were near the end of the last game, someone close to getting a 'full house' then disaster struck! I reached over to get the potential winning ball, when somehow, I managed to tip the tray (with all of the other balls on) over myself and swiftly there were Bingo balls rolling on the floor in all directions. It was like a scene from 'Some Mothers Do Ave' 'Em'.
Despite a good rest and some refreshments, we then had to conquer the long run back, again still at a fast pace so well done everyone.
Next week it's a much shorter run as we visit Norwich Train Station to spread some mulch.
Pun credit goes to Darren
Mon 3rd Feb 2020 at 6:15pm
We had one of our longer runs tonight, a mere 5.5km each way to visit Bowthorpe Care Village.
A big GoodGym welcome to Kamilla who was doing her 1st good deed.
Bill was back runner.
Considering the distance, we managed to arrive in around 33 minutes!
Hazel and her team greeted us with an array of lovely cake and refreshments, just what we needed to replenish our energy ahead of the task and run back later. Although a few/most of us that had 6 pieces of cake then thought we went a little OTT haha.
The task list for us to do were:
Within a blink of an eye, we were already in 4 groups and off everyone went to do the retrospective tasks. It was all outside, we were all freezing but we got the job done!
You may ask how many GoodGymers it takes to erect a chicken run? The answer is 'enough' but didn't they do a good job, evidenced by 26 of us standing inside it!
The painters did a great job and made the plain tyres look very colourful.
Those putting up the fence had a few difficulties at times but still managed to improvise and get it done.
Despite a few concerned looking care home residents looking out their window to see some random people digging a 6x3 hole in the dark, the diggers did a great job in getting a new wildlife pond dug out.
We really did do a good job. With spring approaching over the next couple of months, we have given residents extra incentive to want to come outside more and be with the natural world.
Pun credit goes to Raffy.
Katy is at the helm next week as you visit Eaton Park.