Community mission

I can see clearly now, the rain has gone!

4 GoodGymers made their way to help the Cardiff Rivers Group in Cardiff.

  • Michael
  • Ellen
  • Nathan Swain
  • Emily Cotterill
Saturday, 7th of January 2023
Led by Ellen

Waking up to a downpour is not the most promising start to a community mission. But then the clouds dissipated, and patches of blue sky appeared. So 4 GoodGymmers went litter picking with the Cardiff Rivers Group and a relatively decent Saturday morning.

Since the Taff was in full flow after all the recent rain, we stayed well clear of the river. Focusing on the Sophia Gardens end of Bute Park, we caught up with each other after the Christmas break whilst slowly meandering through the park, using the grabbers as we went. We went slowly not only so we could chat - but more because there was so much litter!

We collected many bottles, cans, plastic wrappers, wet clothes, paper cups and several pairs of glasses! Our bags became increasingly heavy, which really did make it like a proper gym session. So we headed back to the Cardiff Rivers Group base to drop off our bags and equipment. We 4 GoodGymmers did at least 6 bags, and there must've been 2 dozen in total - the final count was not known as others were still out collecting.

Further litter picks with this group are planned for January, so watch this space and make sure you sign up!

Report written by Ellen

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