20 years and still going strong
2018 was the 20th year of the Sonning Common Green Gym. Having been started by Dr William Bird at the Sonning Common Health Centre, Green Gyms have now spread throughout the country and overseas. Everybody is welcome.
What we are
Working with the Sonning Common Green Gym is a great way to be active and stay fit both physically and mentally (increasingly important as we are living longer). At the same time by undertaking various tasks and projects we are able to help the community and the environment. The Green Gym is also a great way to learn new skills and meet like-minded people. We are open to participants of all ages and ability (the only restriction is that under 16’s need to be accompanied by an adult). We also have Duke of Edinburgh students from time to time.
Working with the Green Gym you can take part in conservation activities such as tree felling, hedge laying, fence installations, gateways and stile installations, restoring chalk downland, creating nature areas and scrub clearance.
We work in a wide circle around Sonning Common and our volunteers come from an equally wide area. We’d love to see you at one of our sessions. If you are thinking of joining us please come along to a session as a trial. The Green Gym operates on a fully voluntary basis, meaning everybody is free to join some or all sessions, without the need to book. There is no membership fee. You can develop your skills or actively participate in the organisation and running of the group.
The Green Gym has been responsible for a number of successful projects and has received various awards.
Have some work to be done?
You can contact us via the “Contact us” page (check the conditions there as well) and we will get in touch with you to explore the possibilities. Alternatively call the number given on the same page to talk to our group’s secretary.
Words you can associate us with:
Volunteer, Conservation, Protection, Active, Gym, Exercise, Fit, Volunteering, Workout, Outdoor, Protect, Wood, Community, Contribute, Forest, Green, Environment, Social, Conserve, Bio-diversity, Group, Hedge laying, Tree planting