A Loo worthy of The Louvre

11 GoodGymers made their way 5.2km to help the Friends of Ray Mill Island in Windsor and Maidenhead.

  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Diya Singh
  • Slough runner
  • Amy L
  • Jess Smith
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Nivi Bhide
  • Windsor and Maidenhead runner
  • Ben Darracott
  • Slough runner
  • Julie
Wednesday, 19th of June 2024
Led by Amy L

No man is an island…but Ray Mill is one! We were excited to head to an arty task for our Wednesday night session this week, supporting newly-formed community project Friends of Ray Mill Island.

Our mission was to help volunteers from the project to paint the back wall of the island’s toilet block white. This provides a blank canvas for artist Virginie Colin, who will be creating a beautiful mural celebrating the diverse wildlife in the surrounding area.

In the glorious evening sunshine we were soon on a roll-er, and we enjoyed hearing more about the Friends’ plans for the island. As well as the painters, Diya, Kanika and Sara got to work on sanding down some benches that were in need of a bit of TLC. And a big shout out to Adam and Nivi, who arrived early and did some hedge trimming too.

A warm welcome to Julie, who joined us for the first time this evening and did a great job as part of the painting team.

If you’d like to find out more about what the Friends have planned, there is a Community Open Day on the island from 3-7pm on Sunday 23 June.

We can’t wait to see Virginie’s amazing artwork unveiled and follow the progress of this project.

Report written by Windsor and Maidenhead runner


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Amy L
Led by Amy L

Area Activator for Windsor and Maidenhead. Loves running & Pilates and runs to escape from her hoards of small children.

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