Hack for Good
6 GoodGymers made their way 1.0km to help the Ouseburn Trust in Newcastle.
- Monday, 15th of May 2023
Let’s have a big clap for new GoodGymer Rachel on her very first good deed!
It was a showery start to what turned out to be an excellent (and sunny!) evening with our friends at Ouseburn Trust, kicking off with a big well done to Louise on three good deeds in three days (unofficially four as she also volunteered at Saltwell Junior parkrun!) - love your commitment Louise!
The sun came out as we met task owner Dave who was prepped and ready for two tasks with us tonight. The first part of the session was clearing up after an illegal rave (we even practiced some dance moves that we imagined had taken place) before climbing the long stairs to the top of Ouseburn for part two.
Split into two smaller groups, group one of Charlotte, Angela and Louise carried on litter picking while group two: me, Neil and Rachel were on cutting and hacking duty. Hacking back cow parsley was not only extremely satisfying but also made an impact to the safety of the path. Clearing the path space to make it wider in this way helps users to feel more safe and really makes a difference.
Both groups got a full body work out as well as climbing the many steps of Ouseburn and we headed back feeling really satisfied. It was a great way to start the week.
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