Group run

Mix and Mulch

13 GoodGymers made their way 3.0km to help the Friends of St Botolphs Church in Worthing.

  • Rosalind Reason
  • Duncan Anderson
  • Gillybean
  • Belinda Robinson
  • Tamsin Cornwall
  • Lucy Booth
  • Sue
  • Anne Blokhus
  • Sarah
  • Barbara Barrett
  • John Robinson
  • Worthing runner
Monday, 25th of April 2022

A bakers dozen

What a fabulous turn out it was this evening with 13, yes 13 turning out on a beautiful Spring evening at one of our favourite tasks at St Botolphs Church garden. Combine our hosts Rik and Val together with our 2 friends from Heene Cemetery, Sue and Peter and we were quite a force to be reckoned with!

Special mention to Sarah who is a regular GoodGymer since January 2018 and moved to Worthing last year from London. This is Sarah's 3rd task in Worthing but her first with me so really good to have a brief chat and run with her.

Our tasks tonight were

  • ' Leave my tree a lone ' ( as per Paul's instructions as he couldn't make tonight! )
  • Sort out and re order the compost heap in preparation of making a wattle fence.
  • Weed , fertilise and plant out the wild flower seedlings around the font rock garden area.

Lucy, Duncan, Sue, Barbara , Belinda and Ricky worked on the weeding of the font rockery area. Take a look at Belinda before and after photos - they illustrate the story perfectly! Shout out to Rosalind who worked on shuttle runs with the amazing 100% organic fertiliser that has been cultivated over several years!

Meanwhile, John, Gill, Sarah, Ros and Anne worked out separating the tree branches together with Val.

Peter and Rik were doing a great job with weeding and sweeping around the edge of the church and I enjoyed a great chat with them before snapping them in action.

It was tools down for 8 of us after we were joined by Tamsin and headed off for a 2.5k stunning run down to the sea and along the prom.

When we got back, it was tools down for everyone until we return on 16th May to continue with work on the new composting area and wattle fence.

Don't forget Duncan's city nature community mission https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/city-nature-challenge and Gills regular Wednesday evening task at Worthing Leisure Centre https://www.goodgym.org/happenings/pruning-and-tidying-the-garden-area-7539d27e-b427-47e5-b5e0-ea0daae4ed84

Next week we will at Kamelia Kids on Tuesday 3rd May ( just a one off change of day) to give them a hand before their open day on 7th May.

See you all soon and enjoy your bank holiday weekend :)

Report written by JULIA GLEESON

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