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GOOD CAUSES 2018 (2)
 
 

The Godalming Parkrun

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Parkrun was launched in 2004 in Bushy Park Teddington to provide a community-led opportunity for local people to benefit from weekly events helping to improve physical and mental health through organised physical activity, and also enjoy the social aspect of taking part. There are now parkrun events each Saturday and Sunday throughout the UK - and countries around the world.

Volunteers in Godalming are launching parkrun to provide the opportunity to take part in the free events every weekend. People of every ability can take part, be you a beginner or an Olympian, and for participants of any age. Previously local residents have had to travel to Guildford, Farnham or Cranleigh to take part in parkrun - but now they can join in at Broadwater Park in Godalming. The first event is planned to take part in April 2018.

Local parkrun volunteer Emma Jackson was presented (January 2018) with the GOLO funding cheque alongside Broadwater Lake where the weekly runs will take place, with the money going towards the cost of timing, safety, and barcode scanning equipment, and the processing software needed to manage the events. Pictured with Emma are GOLO volunteers Liz Wheatley, Ian Coult and Joy Poulter

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The Meath Epilepsy Charity
GOLO supports CAB in Godalming
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The Meath Epilepsy Charity supports 80 residents and a further 20 day clients who live with complex epilepsy and associated disabilities with a pathway of care and support. By focusing on a persons’ ability rather than their disability the Meath enables clients to live life as independently as possible and to live life to the full. Support workers guide and encourage clients to participate in a wide range of educational, physical and social events and activities within the ‘Skills and Enterprise Centre’.

The Meath is based in a beautiful Grade II listed manor house in Westbrook Road, Godalming.

GOLO contributed (January 2018) to the cost of refurbishing the kitchen used for Group Cooking Classes for residents and day clients and which enable them to learn skills for living independently.

Pictured receiving the award in the training kitchen from GOLO volunteers Ian Coult, Joy Poulter and Liz Wheatley is Meath resident Philippa and Helen Jackson, Meath Community & Events Fundraiser.

 

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