Social Events

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Community Hospital at Christmas

GG-XmasTreesWe felt festive and full of the season of goodwill, and thanks to St. Edburg’s church offering trees from their recent festival at only £5, we brightened up the view from the patients’ lounge and outside the builders’ hoardings. All the decorations were either made from recycled items like milk bottle cartons and pie trays, or unused baubles gathering dust in members’ attics. Very GREEN!

Christmas Meal 2013

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We patronised the White Horse again for a lovely meal and the now annual prize-giving for good attendance – a big thank you to all, but especially to the 5 members who worked in over 40 sessions during 2013!

Big birthday celebrations

Steve70-bday (1)On 7th May 2013 we celebrated our Chairman’s BIG birthday.  Not only Steve70-bdayhas he achieved a good vintage, he has been a Green Gym member since it’s birth in 2006 and frequently gone above and beyond the call of duty with the extra hours he’s put in. We had a special tea break and relaxed in the Bure Farm afterwards! Well done Steve!

Carnival 2008

Caribbean wheelbarrow

This year it was on a Caribbean theme, though the weather was far from sunny! Still, it stopped raining for the parade and events on the field, and we put on a sunny smile. No prizes this time, but the reward came in the participation! The pineapples were donated by Fresh Direct of Bicester.

Good Citizens Award 2008

Good Citizens Award certificate

The new Mayor, Cllr Pauline Liddington presented it, with the retiring Mayor, John Cozens being very supportive of the Green Gym, naming it as one of his charities, inviting us to events, and even helping us on a task.

Green Gym 10th birthday

Green Gym presentations

On Tuesday 11th March 2008 our Steve, & Nina of BTCV, were among several Green Gyms celebrating the 10th birthday at the Cafe Royal, London. Rupert Everett, BTCV chairman, presented everyone with certificates or tee-shirts. There was food and typical Green Gym exercises, amongst other things!

Santa Fun Run

Before we started

As one of the Mayor’s chosen charities, we thought we ought to turn out at this fundraiser organised by the Town Council. It was 3 miles round Pingle Field and the town centre, on a wet & blustery day, November 2007 – but a great time was had by all!

Carnival 2007

Carnival newspaper photo

July 2007 saw us entering the Town Council’s annual carnival, this time on a James Bond theme. We loaded up a barrow with gold “ingots” and armed with litter pickers, went as “Green Finger”. We came second in the judging and won £25 which kept us in refreshments for several tasks to come!