GoodGym encourages volunteering by channelling the energy that people spend on exercising and turning it into positive social action.
We've long been a fan of Good Gym, in fact we were there at thinkpublic on the day that brilliant Ivo conceived the idea. It's amazing to see how much they are growing, 6 years later and GoodGym currently operates in nine areas, with around 700 volunteers. Over the past 12 months it has supported over 250 older people.
In November 2014, GoodGym was awarded £245,000 (including £20,000 for evaluation) by Nesta & the Cabinet Office Social Action Fund to support its expansion, with the aim of launching in over 30 areas in the UK by March 2016, helping 18,000 runners to give 160,000 hours of volunteering each year to support their local communities.
They've also formed a new partnership with New Balance who just launched this awesome TV advert. Well done Ivo, Ian and whole team!
GoodGym created their first ever gift vouchers for the Civic Shop.