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30 Goodgymers helped their local community in York
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Monday 3rd April 2023

Report written by Nicky Woodall (she/her)

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โ˜€๏ธ We had a whopping 30 people at our group run this evening, on a gloriously light (and still sunny!) Monday evening.

๐Ÿ‘‹ We were thrilled to welcome Rose for her first good deed, and Louisa for her first group run. We also had Rachel Maskill (MP for York Inner) along, which was great.

๐Ÿ‘ป We were heading to York Cemetery so waved off our walking group (led by Debs) then warmed up for running/cycling. We named and numbered off by recalling our favourite dead celebrity (in honour of our cemetery excursion). We discovered a lot of Bowie fans, along with other great and good, including Nelson Mandela and Casper the friendly ghost (hands up whoโ€™s ever put those two people in the same sentence before!)

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธEd led the running group to the cemetery while the rest of us cycled. We were met by the lovely Clive who was slightly surprised at our large number and tried to get a few more tools together.

4๏ธโƒฃ We were given four jobs to tackle:

1) Digging and moving snowdrops to increase their spread around the cemetery for next year ๐ŸŒผ

2) Digging up brambles that weโ€™d successfully cut back in January. (This required hunting down said remaining brambles, which was the first task!) ๐Ÿชด

3) Lopping bank brambles in a particularly overgrown area ๐ŸŒฑ

4) Digging and loading up bags of woodchip before dragging and distributing said bags ๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿ’ช Everyone tackled their jobs with aplomb and got a lot done. It was soon time to down and gather tools, take vegetation to the pile and head to the open area for fitness. In honour of our task location, we did a musical fitness session to the tune of Ghostbusters (thanks to Stefโ€™s speakers). Many lunges and copious burpees later, with the backdrop of a very pretty sunset, we were Ghostbustered out and ready to head back to base.

๐Ÿฅณ We stretched off and said goodbye, lots of us heading to the pub for a drink and catch up.

๐Ÿ‘ Thanks everyone, it was great to see you all. Weโ€™ve got other sessions coming up this week so you can find out more and sign up here.

๐Ÿฃ I hope you have a great Easter weekend and see you for more of the same next Monday evening.

Session Leader
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Friends of York Cemetery
Gardening at York Cemetery

weeding, planting and general maintenance.

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Amy Woollard
Martin Calvert
Lyndsey Hay
Rose Mather
Iain Gibson
Louisa Mamalis
David Barrett
Abigail Darton
Cara Organ
Laura Barrett
Charlotte Jones
Steve Rice
James Tilburn
Debs Sharpe
Paul Kelly
Jenna Drury
Nicola Gover
Nicky Woodall
Stefan Durkin
Ed Woollard
Carl Wain
Nick Griffin
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