A Coventry running group that combines fitness and community service has once again visited Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire, helping out in our garden.

GoodGym Coventry is a running project with a difference. Every week, volunteers from GoodGym put on their jogging gear to get fit and help others, running a few kilometres and completing a short task to benefit the community before running home again.

On 15 July a group of volunteers ran from Coventry city centre to our Emmaus accommodation in Binley. They then transformed large flowerbeds at the front of the property, clearing overgrown weeds and planting, before running back to their starting point.

We really appreciate the work that the GoodGym volunteers did in such a short space of time. It means a lot that local people care enough to volunteer their time for our charity. The people who call Emmaus home have been homeless or at risk of homelessness, so the newly tided garden area will be a nice welcome.

To find out more about volunteering for Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire contact us on 02476 651094 or [email protected]

For more information about GoodGym visit www.goodgym.org/areas/coventry