The Chelsea Foundation recently joined forces with GoodGym to help provide a helping hand within the community.
GoodGym is a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good, stopping off on their runs to do physical tasks for community organisations and supporting isolated older people with social visits and one-off tasks they cannot do on their own.
One of the physical tasks included helping the Chelsea Foundation to clear, sort and tidy their store cupboard ready for the new academic year, and our Foundation staff then returned the favour when they joined in on a run before working together with GoodGym to tidy up a communal garden area on the Maystar Estate in West Kensingston.
Chelsea FC Foundation also donated a large bag of kit for the running charity who also use the power of running to improve the lives of those aged 16 to 25 years old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Chelsea Foundation London community manager Gareth Davies said: ‘I really like the concept of GoodGym and here at Chelsea we were delighted to be able to support them by assisting in their community activities.
‘I am hopeful my team will join the team at GoodGym on another activity soon!’
GoodGym trainer Alyx Murray-Jackman said: ‘Working with the Chelsea FC Foundation for a couple of our group runs was fantastic because there were then so many more helping hands at our task.
‘Team members from the Foundation met us in Hammersmith to help weed some gardens, create a new plant bed, and get fit at the same time.
‘In the week before, the group joined Chelsea Foundation to lend a helping hand, and I only heard positive things about the task and giving back to the local community.’