Group run

Don't stomp me now

12 GoodGymers made their way 3.0km to help the Kairos WWT Garden Sanctuary Space in Coventry.

  • Laura P
  • Laura Denham
  • Lilian
  • Allan Mansfield
  • Graeme Papa Strumpf Mulvaney
  • Claire-Louise Norman
  • Coventry runner
  • James
  • Chris Norman
  • Cheung Ling Shan Hesper
  • Georgia Knights
  • Joe Crean
Tuesday, 20th of June 2023
Led by Lilian

Great turn out to give Kairos the final push they needed to help get this garden finished for planting, with 12 GoodGymers showing up to support them.

We split into 2 groups, with four of us walking to Kairos while the rest of the group ran and then Nigel cycled to meet us there. Hannah and Lisa were there to greet us with a whole heap of jobs for us to get stuck into. Claire and Georgia took on the painting of the inside of the summer house and Chris and Hesper teamed up to dig a hole ready for the new water feature. Laura and Nigel focused on turning over a patch of soil towards the back of the garden and James, Joe, Lilian and Graeme turned the soil, removing any large peices of rubble on another area of the garden. Allan came equipped with his drill and tool box ready to tackle the flat pack table challenge once again.

Whilst we worked we were able to admire the planting that had already been done by the users of the centre, they have lots of flowers and veg growing and the garden is already showing signs of life with butterflies and caterpillars which is amazing!

Once the sink water feature had been placed into the hole and the soil had been turned, the big bags of compost were then carried/wheelbarrowed in to pour on top. Everybody got involved with emptying the bags of compost and then stomping on it to flatten it so that they could get as much in as possible.

Claire and Georgia managed to get as much of the 'forget me not' blue paint on the 2 walls of the summer house which was looking lovely and Allan completed coffee table number 2! Everyone worked tirelessly right to the end then we enjoyed a much deserved drink and snacks supplied by Kairos. Thank you all for your hard work, I know it is really appreciated by everyone at the centre. You are amazing!

If you would like to see pictures of what it looked like at the start you can see from this report how it was when we started... it really has come a long way thanks to you guys!

Report written by Laura Denham

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Led by Lilian

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    • Laura Denham
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    • Allan Mansfield

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