Brush it, brush it real good

14 Goodgymers helped their local community in Newcastle
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Monday 24th April 2023

Report written by Anji Andrews (she/her)

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GoodGym Newcastle is five years old this week and what a brilliant way to celebrate with a huge Stepney Bank Stables task tonight.

It was great to welcome new GoodGymer Mina and he really got stuck in! It was great having you along Mina and we can't wait to get to know you.

A big group gathered to do three brush-related jobs for Stepney Bank Stables, but when we arrived at the top yard there was an extra job waiting for us as a delivery of hay was waiting to be shifted into the barn. Sleeves were quickly rolled up to get that job done first. Following that, we broke into three groups: painting in stable walls, sweeping and cobble clearing- something Tom got really stuck into and will undoubtedly leave him with a few aching muscles tomorrow!

This task really showed the difference we can make in a short space of time and task owner Sara was really grateful, so grateful in fact that she brought us a horse to star in our birthday group photo!

Session done and it was off to the pub for home made tiffin and asda made muffins with The Ship Inn's finest pints. I was given a lovely surprise of flowers and a fancy bottle of gin. Thank you! I will stay another five years for treats like these!

Our session next week is on as normal despite the Bank Holiday, so we hope to see you then.

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Beth Paxton
Sam Gittings
Thomas Mather
Tanya Johnson
Paul Andrews
Anji Andrews
Charlotte Proud
Richard Borrowdale
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Tue 25th Apr 2023 at 1:50am

Thank for all of you today, and see all of you again in future events.

Newcastle runner

Tue 25th Apr 2023 at 4:46pm

It was great to meet you! See you soon