Swindon

Community mission

(Litter) Pick Up a Part That's New

6 runners ran to help the South Swindon Parish Council in Swindon.

  • Becky Moylett
  • Mike Oakes
  • Ashleigh Netherton
  • Samantha Biggs
  • Kirsty Hodgson
  • Swindon runner
 
Sunday, 20th of September 2020
 
Led by Mike Oakes

A new task owner, and location, for the litter pick on this Sunday!

We met at 10.30am by the fancy new entrance to Foundation Park, the new home for the football clubโ€™s foundation. We were there to help clean up the green spaces surrounding the County Ground. The pick itself was organised with the South Swindon Parish Council, and a handful of their councillors, volunteers and Comms & Events Manager Matt, joined us for the pick.

All ready and waiting were Mike, Kirsty, Samantha and Ashleigh. Just as we were kitting up with some fancy hi-viz, and equipment, Becky arrived too. But where was Gina?

After a quick call, Mike tracked Gina down, and even got to have a chat with a lady hoping to join the pick from the council side who had brought her litter picking, eco-warrior super six-year-old!

We soon got a-picking, clearing plenty of sandwich wrappers, beer bottles, and crisp wrappers. If you came along and found any other unusual items, let us know in the comments below.

After an hour, we gathered back together for some group photos (and a good bit of litter-picker-posing), and even got a free coffee from the lovely folk at the community foundation cafรฉ!!

Weโ€™re planning on working with the great team at South Swindon Parish Council again soon, watch this space!

Report written by Mike Oakes


Discuss this report

Emma Sperring
Emma Sperring
Saturday September 26th, 2020 16:30

Fantastic ๐ŸŽ‰ Well done everyone. And thanks for the brilliant report Mike ๐Ÿ˜Š

sign in to add a comment

Led by

Mike Oakes

Mike Oakes
Swindon TaskForce Member & Run Leader ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Run Reporter โœ๏ธ Lover of bad jokes ๐Ÿค“ Go GoodGym! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Runners helping out

  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Kirsty Hodgson

Share the love

Become a member

with an optional £9.95 monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt from New Balance

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more