Being homeless can happen to people for a variety of reasons and this time of year with bitterly cold weather makes it so much harder for those less fortunate and could do with a little helping hand in their time of need. This year our club have decided to support a local charity MAGGS who provide an array of help for homeless people.
We have over 50 members joined up to our initiative which will see Plums run or walk a minimum of 1k per day between 1st – 25th December inclusive (Yes, we will be running on Xmas day)! We are asking for donations of 5p per kilometer which will then be totalled up at the end of the advent period and added to a club donation of £250.
Maybe you could spread a little help this advent for those who need a little help ?
Please click HERE to find out more about MAGGS and how you could help.
Many congratulations to both Trevor Clark and Joyce Morrison on completing their 400th Parkrun which they completed at Worcester Woods making them 2 of only 314 people to complete 400+ Parkruns. Great achievement both of you and many more to come !
7th September 2019 i arranged a lovely evening where 45 of our members (1 Bell boat full of plums missing from picture) where once again we went to Fladbury for another lovely evening on the water but this time in bell boats. Firstly heading upstream so far before turning around and heading downstream, through the lock, into the weir pool and then carrying on under jubilee bridge and into Cropthorne. On the way back there was a little race to see who had mastered the waters but i’d call it a draw! If you would like to see a video of our evening that i made then please click HERE.
15th August 2019 saw 24 of our members take to the River Avon in Fladbury where i arranged for some of our members to have a go at SUP and Canoeing. The weather was beautiful which made for a lovely time. Most plums stayed dry apart from a few “shakey” legs and some who decided to jump in ! Having arranged this the past 2 years with the amount of people wanting to do it, i will be arranging it again next year. If you would like to view a short video of our fun evening that i made, please click HERE.
Well what a morning that was ! Glorious sunshine was overhead as some of us arrived early to set up the Plum gazebo, a few flags and give final instructions to Marshals. We had over 80 Plum volunteers (some missed the picture)! who covered nearly all Parkrun roles including a great number of cheering marshals around the course which i later found had contributed to a new Worcester Woods volunteering record with a total of 110 people doing their bit to make the morning one to remember. Bells, rattles and clapping could be heard from miles away thanks to the great support on course where some runners later describing it as a “race atmosphere” Pacers were available every minute from 21 – 36 minutes which people took advantage of and bagged PB’s. I have made a little video of the morning so please click HERE and take a look, you may even spot yourself !
Parkrun is a volunteered ran event and only made possible by those who put themselves out and make it happen for the rest of us week in week out. If you haven’t done so already, please please put yourself down to volunteer at you local Parkrun and give something back, so many people just turn up each week to run/jog/walk and don’t think about others giving up their time so you are able to enjoy it. It really is lovely being on the other side of the fence so to speak and it helps the event runs smoothly. There is a variety of roles to be filled so contact your local Parkrun and get involved.
This Saturday 14th September @ Worcester Woods Parkrun, the Pershore Plum Plodders will be hosting a takeover. Filling all volunteer roles and pacers from 21 – 36 mins for you to chase. There will also be a big number of cheering Plum Marshals around the course to help support and encourage you along the way so please come along and join in what is always a lovely morning. We will have our gazebo up so after, please pop along and see us if your looking for any info on joining our super friendly and supportive club. #UTP
On the 1st of August, the Pershore Plum Plodders will have a box located at the EVESHAM branch after being selected to be part of the Waitrose and Partners Community matters scheme which runs throughout the entire month of August.
At the end of your shop in branch, you will receive a token (as shown in the picture above) to put in the box of the good cause you would most like to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the amount of the £1000 it receives.
The Pershore Plum Plodders will be using any money that has very kindly donated for the training and development of our new and existing members.
Please let family and friends know about this great scheme and to pop a token in our box after doing their shopping !