I moved to Oxford in March and have been coming to GoodGym since - thanks for being so welcoming!
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Wed 6th Dec at 6:00pm
Now we're in December it was the perfect time for some Christmas decoration spotting, all got off to a festive start with "what's your favourite Christmas song?" as the ice-breaker question.
Of course, we weren't only getting Christmas decoration inspiration/envy, we were also delivering leaflets for The Porch day centre's winter fundraiser. The Porch Day Centre provide day-long support for homeless and vulnerably housed people wanting to move away from street-life. They focus on housing, health, wellbeing, education and employment, providing healthy food, practical help (such as laundry andhot showers), companionship, learning skills, work related skills and opportunities for development. Roger, who had asked is to help get the leaflets delivered, explained to us that they have to raise 85% of their operational costs through grants and individual gifts, and each leaflet delivered is worth around £2 to the centre.
Tonight we delivered over 700 leaflets, and hope that will translate to over £1000 for The Porch.
Congratulations on your 100th Good Deed Henry!
Well done on reaching the 10 Good Deeds milestone Andy:-)
Thank you for the homemade mince pies Matty - they were much appreciated.
Tue 5th Dec at 7:30pm
As the title suggests, GoodGym were victorious in our quizzing efforts this week! We headed over to the Cape of Good Hope, and battled our way through rounds including 'Siblings', 'One Question Five Answers', and 'Food and Drink'. Even the mystery round on The Sex Pistols was no match, with myself and Henry correctly guessing all but one question. Who knew GoodGym and 70's punk had so much in common?
The grand prize was a £40 bar tab which we made short work of with an extra round of drinks and a few bags of crisps.
We'll have a break over Christmas/New Year/my holiday, but will be back at some point in 2024!
Sat 25th Nov at 10:30am
12 GoodGymers were up bright and early for a task at Boundary Brook Nature Park. We split into two groups to tackle raking, and digging for our old nemesis - the bramble root.
Boundary Brook have won a grant to plant some different species of grass and create a 'living library' for people to come and learn about them. Hopefully there will now be room for more grass and less bramble!
There was plenty of random conversation about the horrors of children's tv, how we could probably have our own GG band by now, and all about badgers (How big are they? How do you catch them? Just how accurate is the Animals of Farthing Wood?).
We also had congratulations for Louise on her 100th task!