Camden

Group run

A Great Chip to Calthorpe!

5 GoodGymers made their way 2.0km to help the Calthorpe Project in Camden.

  • John Shirley
  • Jacqueline Shirley
  • Alex Murtough
  • Elizabeth
  • Alex Thomas
 
Wednesday, 28th of February 2024
 
Led by Alex Murtough
he/him

Attending a GoodGym session can, I always think, feel like stepping into two worlds.

In one, you meet lovely, interesting, kindred spirits like Alex, Jackie, John, and Liz, and you connect and share whilst doing something active and giving together.

And in the other, you get to move into the sphere of a wonderful and local community organisation - one you may have often walked past but never looked in - one you may know all about but have never seen things from the inside.

I felt like I had that joy last night as this brilliant group ventured into the gorgeous Calthorpe Community Garden. Sat in the heart of Central London, this garden has been part of and beneficial for the local community for over 40 years. Even in the dark, we felt separate from the surrounding urban hubbub as we trawled its weaving network of green paths and walkways. It's genuinely beautiful there.

Met by the kind and effusive Gaven, who's been part of Calthorpe for some 24 years, we were warmly shown to our tools and task for the evening.

We spent nearly an hour loading wood chip into wheelbarrows, meandering our ways to bare ground, and spreading the chip down neatly and fully. A few of us focused on a few of the raised beds in one corner, whilst Liz worked speedily to transform one of the paths.

Thank you, all, it was wonderful to see you last night! And see you again soon!!

Report written by Alex Murtough


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