Croydon

Group run

I'm no Dragon but this is my Den

15 runners ran 6.9km to help the Thornton Heath Community Garden in Croydon.

  • Peter Rhodes
  • Conroy
  • Croydon runner
  • Hannah Barber
  • Rachel Gwynn
  • Zara
  • Stephanie
  • Croydon runner
  • Nicola Tarrant
  • Sarah
  • Louisa
  • Emma Nicholls
  • Jennifer
  • Ben Snewin
  • Fiona Fuller
 
Tuesday, 20th of August 2019
 
Led by Conroy

Today 15 runners ran 6.9km/7km to Thornton Heath Community Garden to help move branches and other rougher vegetation to the entrance of the park for the collection.

When we arrived we were met by Pia one of the volunteers who works with the residents in creating and looks after an edible / flower garden in Thornton Heath Recreation Ground. She uses the garden to bring people in the community together through gardening and also create a beautiful area for others to enjoy. She explained to us what she would like us to do and led us to the area in the garden where there was work to be done.

After forming a human chain to remove the big branches, it was time for the wheel barrows and buckets to enter for the smaller stuff as the pile got smaller, Pia took a group over to the flowers and edible beds for some weeding.

Another moment of GoodGym Magic

Task owners are always appreciative of the work we do, but today was made even more special when Sarah and Stephanie told me about a conversation they had with a young boy who informed them that they had cleared his den.

Fancy doing some volunteering on a Sunday afternoon? The group meets every Sunday between 2-4 and there is no obligation to stay for the entire two hours. Pia informs us the group is mostly elderly residents and they could do with the help of some younger more able body volunteers.

Sadly we are saying goodbye to the wonderful Zara, she is going back to Lambeth, however she has promised to visit us from time to time as see now feels apart of Croydon despite starting her GoodGym journey with Lambeth, Croydon is where she felt most at home. :-) Zara you will always be a GGCronx member and we will miss you!!

Congratulations Emma on being paired with a coach, listening to you talk about your pairing and how excited you were was amazing can't wait to hear all about your first meeting.

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  • Rachel Gwynn
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  • Nicola Tarrant

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