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Litter Claus and the Sleigh Slide

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of Grove Farm , LAGER Can, and Friends of Grove Farm in Ealing.

  • Sevan
  • Kash
Saturday, 9th of December 2023
Led by Kash

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GoodGym were once again on hand to help clean up Grove Farm, with this being their last litterpick before Xmas. The grey morning weather may have put off some, but Kash and Sevan tried their best to dodge the puddles on their way to meet Mike and Anna.

"You're going to need a towel and a canoe 😵"" - Mike


Alas, the GoodGymers didn't find a canoe and Mike didn't supply one, so they needed to find their own transport. As Mike led them into the woodland, they collected more and more litter with Kash getting into the Xmas spirit as Litter Claus. The lesser known relative of Santa Claus is known for delivering empty cans of fizz and chocolate wrappers to badly behaved children.

Litter Claus

As the ground underfoot got muddier, Mike continued onwards, promising ~~Kash~~ Litter Claus that there was transport ahead that would carry her around Ealing borough on Xmas Eve. Eventually, they arrived at a mattress in the woods. It was no ordinary mattress claimed Mike, it was actually a magic sleigh 🛷


The sleigh was pulled out from the tree cover onto one of the muddy paths, where Litter Claus and Mike loaded it up with waste bags and took the controls. It slid down the slope, but didn't take off. That was a bit of a blow for Litter Claus. It must've run low on magic while sitting in the field, which meant that all of the litter collections and gifting would need to be done on foot this year.


Mike, Anna, Sevan and Litter Claus spent the next hour walking along the main route into Grove Farm, finding the best cans, used wet wipes and lumps of flytipped rubble for the naughty children of Ealing. Maybe some of them are the ones who dumped the litter in the first place 🤔! Some desirable gifts were found too, like a mini Mini and a suitcase ready to head off on an exotic break.

By the end of the session, Grove Farm was a much cleaner place for the local residents to enjoy. As an extra bonus, Litter Claus had built up a good stock of blue sacks which she has squirrelled away, ready for the big day 🎄

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