Su Fernandez


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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez signed up to a group run.

Tue 27th Feb at 6:15pm

09 Spreading the goodgym word.

Increase participation and help more older people

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Tue 20th Feb at 6:15pm

Cheers for smears

Cardiff Report written by Michael

Tonight was a special run in Cardiff, as we celebrated Darren on his very special

200th Task

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.

  • Move a plinth from the hall to the shed
  • Move containers from the office into the attic
  • Change the posters in the display cabinets
  • Vacuum building 252 with good ol' Henry
  • Wash the ground floor outside windows and ledges
  • Put out all rubbish and recycling.

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.

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Wed 21st Feb at 4:18pm

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez signed up to a group run.

Tue 20th Feb at 6:15pm

08 Samye all the way

helping to keep the community feel

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez went on a group run

Tue 30th Jan at 6:15pm

U Leaf't me Up

Cardiff Report written by Michael

A nice turn out for our last group activity for the January Challenge....

We had them all tonight, runners, walkers and cyclists. Oh, how active we've been in Cardiff, well done team. Meeting at our usual place, we split into our groups and made our way to the task. We all made good time, meaning we could get to volunteering faster. Our task, to tidy up all of the leaves, and there were a lot that had also been there all Winter - pungent is probably the word to use.

Gloves all around tonight, very necessary - separating the trash into recycling bags and then the leaves into red bags, we got to work. Martin went over to sweep a different area with the help of Ben and Lucy collecting, Llion tidying up around a parked car whilst the rest of the group tackled the mound of leaves by the back door.

The odd worm or two were found enjoying themselves in the heap, doing what they do.

Learning TIME

  • There are 31 species of earthworm known to occur in natural environments within the British Isles, though only 29 species are known to occur in Great Britain.
  • Earthworms have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’.
  • Earthworms play an important role in breaking down dead organic matter in a process known as decomposition. Decomposition releases nutrients locked up in dead plants and animals and makes them available for use by living plants.
  • Earthworms are also responsible for mixing soil layers and incorporating organic matter into the soil.
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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez signed up to a group run.

Tue 30th Jan at 6:15pm

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez went on a group run

Tue 9th Jan at 6:15pm

RUBBLE IN PARADISE

Cardiff Report written by Michael

On a night where the air was biting at our ankles, an impressive 13 goodgymers braved the weather for the Cardiff January Challenge.

We were back to the Samye Foundation, our last visit was decorating for Xmas... except for Michael and Darren who managed to pop along for their Fayre. Tonight would be very different though, and would soon warm up the group.

We were in three groups tonight, the walkers led by Michael, the runners led by Darren and Adam and the third group, still running but a shorter distance.

We arrived and got straight to work, no standing still in these temperatures. The 3 Xmas trees had to go back into the loft, there were tables and chairs to rearrange, bags and bags of rubble, wheelbarrows of rubbish and an array of tile bits to pick up.

Out came the lights and gloves for safety, we split into groups and got busy, so busy in fact that we managed to finish off the tasks with enough time to get a bit of vacuuming done too.

Tools down, warm up.

We popped inside for a catch up and some snacks, more water (hydration is important even in the cold).

We are nicely on track for our target of 100 deeds in January, but a few more km needed, so don’t forget to get Strava going on your walks, runs or bike rides. NEXT week we will be splitting into ploggers and litter pickers to tackle the City Centre. Get signed up here. We are also heading for food afterwards but need to book so you will have to sign up to this too

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez signed up to a group run.

Tue 9th Jan at 6:15pm

02 Samye Foundation Fun

We will be returning to help out.

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez went on a group run

Tue 28th Nov 2023 at 6:15pm

Sharing is Caring

Cardiff Report written by Michael

A lovely 5km run tonight around Cardiff Bay, a little brisk but much quieter than the bustling Xmas market in the City Centre. Thank you to everyone that braved the chilly evening and kept me company.

Our task, writing Christmas Cards for the Care Homes in Cardiff. Writing cards is a slightly dying art, but one that should continue as it can brighten someones mood and remind them that the sense of community still exists, and more importantly - CARES.

Michael had done their usual and hit the cards shops earlier on, buying as many charity packs as they could find, an extra bit of charitable work as the money goes to;

Teenage Cancer Trust, MIND, Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer's Society and Make-A-Wish.

To add to the challenge, and for an extra workout, Michael decided to carry all of the supplies in their bag during the run.

Our location after the run once again, Muffin Break - time to treat ourselves with Muffins and Vegan sausage rolls.

YUM

The supplies came out and we got to the task at hand, coloured pens, brains trying to think of messages and some outstanding Artwork.

A special Shout Out - Condurache, your cards are fantastic! And of course,

Welcome to GOODGYM

Just 2 group activities left for this year, so get signed up Now. One more session writing cards, we managed 60 this time around..... Let's beat that next time. I'm hoping for 200 in total.

https://www.goodgym.org/areas/cardiff/happenings/group-runs?available=true

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez signed up to a group run.

Tue 28th Nov 2023 at 6:15pm

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Su Fernandez
Su Fernandez went on a group run

Tue 21st Nov 2023 at 6:15pm

Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain) Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain) Chain, chain, chain (chain, chain, chain)

Cardiff Report written by Michael

#Original Title ALERT


On a night of Seasonal Shopping, a big WALES football game and The Prodigy playing in Cardiff, it was very VERY busy. Thankfully, most people made it through the traffic in time for the run, with a few additional goodgymers meeting us at the task for the volunteering.
6 of us went for a run tonight, just about making it through the crowds. A nice 5km run around the bay and away from all of the people, a nice bit of serenity.

Our end location tonight, different to our start, was a great cafe - Muffin Break, ready to get busy making our last set of paper chain sets for the CAMHS at Christmas organisation.

As Michael SMASHED 2 Muffins

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The happy goodgym elves got to work creating the paper chain packs, writing jokes on the paper, some with additional seasonal stamps. There were coloured pens, ink stamps and paper flying everywhere until the final whistle went - the task was coming to an end. Everything was collected together and packed away, and the crew got into pose formation for the final group photo.
Our volunteer task was over, and now it was time for a quick social before heading home.
Join us next week as we write 'Cards for Care Homes' and make a few for the organisations that we have worked with this year.
Get Creative, Get Crafty..... GET GOODGYM
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