Worthing

Group run

Cheers to the grave milestone!

16 GoodGymers made their way 7.4km to help the Heene Cemetery in Worthing.

  • Rosalind Reason
  • Duncan Anderson
  • JULIA GLEESON
  • Gillybean
  • Belinda Robinson
  • Tamsin Cornwall
  • Lucy Booth
  • Anne Blokhus
  • Sarah
  • Barbara Barrett
  • Stephen Blaine
  • John Robinson
  • Daisy
  • Worthing runner
  • Sue
  • Ryan
 
Monday, 25th of September 2023
 
Led by JULIA GLEESON

Happy 60th Birthday Mr Robinson

On a very happy evening we all convened at the cemetery to combine good deeds followed by an epic celebration in honour of John 60th Birthday.

With volunteers aplenty we had to bolt on an additional task to accomodate everyone. Luckily Rik and Val came to the rescue and half the group headed to Heene Church Rooms garden to start work on a new project for us.

Back in the cemetery we welcomed Ryan to our group. Although many of us know Ryan as being Sarah partner, it was especially nice to see him at his first task. Luckily Lucy was on hand together with Ricky to partner up and do some very fine raking and bagging!

Elsewhere in the cemetery Sue was busy pruning brambles from the grave looking extremely fit in her shorts and long compression socks!

Meanwhile, Anne and Sarah were busy raking - this was certainly the case when I left to check in with the other half of the group but I'm not entirely sure that the work rate was kept up in my absence - ha ha! Some of the photographic evidence may support this!

Duncan, fresh from a 3 day stag event and a board meeting was busy digging whilst trying to stay awake!

Back at the new task - the ground force makeover team were certainly going at full strength.

Belinda had partnered up with Gillybean to clear the area around the steps ( credit to Belinda for some great before and after photos! )

John. Tamsin, Daisy, Barbara together with Rik and Val made great strides with clearing bindweed, wild garlic, brambles, weeds and rubbish !

We will return to this site in the coming winter months to really get a grip with it and smarten the whole area up.

We all reconvened at the cemetery for a Happy Birthday sing song followed by a group photo and a well deserved drink at the pub where we presented John with a variety of presents from his GG buddies!

Great job and smiles all round !

Hope to see lots more of you at the tasks in the coming weeks !

Julia xx

Report written by JULIA GLEESON


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JULIA GLEESON
Led by JULIA GLEESON

I love the concept of getting physically and mentally fit whilst combining it with helping others. I run most days.

GoodGymers helping out
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    Take photos for the session report

    • Belinda Robinson
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Belinda Robinson

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