Lovely Jubbly Jubilee Way

6 GoodGymers made their way 9.0km to help the New Malden Town Centre Partnership in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Dave White
  • Jassy Drakulic
  • Rachel White
  • Sevan
  • Samantha Gardiner
  • Sabir Babaiy Majdar
Tuesday, 27th of September 2022
Led by Rachel White

Well, it was rather a fresh evening for our long group run to New Malden to meet with Dani and help out at Jubilee Way. The Artic Blast might be mostly felt in Scotland but that didn't stop us all wishing we'd worn our winter leggings and long sleeved tops. We ran, walked and cycled to Jubilee Way after our warm-up in Fairfield Park with a slight detour at the back as Google Maps gave a misdirection.

Dani met us at the task and explained the history of how there came to be such an amazing garden right behind the main road. Tucked away from the busy high street, the Jubilee Way beds were full of plants that had survived the summer droughts and we did our best to spare them from being strangled in the future by any weeds. Dani has worked so hard with local community groups and Zee from Glendale to keep the beds full of pollinators to help support the bees and insects. These pockets of greenery are vital for keeping the lower end of food chain alive.

Soon our hour was up and we hit the streets to get back to Kingston and then home. Thanks Dani! We look forward to visiting you and seeing how this amazing green project develops.

Report written by Rachel White

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Rachel White
Led by Rachel White

I am the area activator for Kingston Upon Thames. Keen to keep moving and improving.

Runners helping out
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    Take photos for the session report

    • Jassy Drakulic
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Sevan

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