Newham

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Down by the Abbey Gardens

9 runners ran to help the Abbey Gardens in Newham.

  • Rosa
  • Newham runner
  • Katrin
  • Bea Erdelyszky
  • Helen
  • Brian Dikoff
  • Alice Gormley
  • Beatrice Leong
  • Deety Dubal
 
Saturday, 25th of July 2020
 
Led by Hilary

Great to welcome Alice, Beatrice and Deety on their first GoodGym outing and to see Brian again after a little while. Also a hello to tourists Katrin and Bea, and a massive congrats to Rosa on reaching her 50th good deed!

We were over at Abbey Gardens to join them on their first open volunteer session post lockdown. There were a variety of tasks to help with, from watering and seed gathering to weeding and, one of our favourite GoodGym activities, moving a pile of heavy things from one place to another.

The area at Abbey Gardens sits on the site of the remains of a 12th century abbey, where monks once ran a kitchen garden. In more recent times however, the site had become derelict and it was only in 2006 that some local residents decided to set about rescuing it. It's fantastic to see what they've achieved in this time with their regular volunteer sessions, which are now running on the last Saturday of each month from 12 - 1, with an opportunity to bring along some lunch and stick about afterwards for a chat. We can't wait to see what the plans for the site bring about and look forward to the next session.

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