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One year of GoodGym Slough

GoodGym group

Congratulations to all of the GoodGym Slough members who combine running with volunteer community tasks.

Monday 29 July marks one year since GoodGym was launched in Slough, with the help of the council’s public health team.

Since then dozens of volunteers have completed tasks throughout the town, including litter picks, fence painting, gardening tasks, leaflet delivery for local groups and helping at a meal service for the homeless.

Combining running with good deeds is a great way for members to keep their fitness and to give back to the local community.

Manjit Birk, run leader, said: “I’m so proud of how our runners and task owners have embraced the concept of GoodGym. We now average 10-15 runners every week eager to run and do a good deed.

“Our task owners have been amazing and are always so accommodating. We have expanded our task owners’ base and are always on the look out for more community groups to help. We look forward to having more people join us on our runs and also more groups to help.” 

Some of the runners are also DBS checked and carry out individual missions for older people in need, such as removing old sofas and trampolines to make more space in their homes and gardens.

To get involved with the group, simply turn up at their Salt Hill Activity Centre base on Mondays at 6.30pm. Some sessions are suitable for walkers. You can sign up online at the GoodGym website and see a calendar of the tasks coming up.

If you are a community group or charity in Slough and would be interested in hosting a task, email manjit@goodgym.org

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