Not just a Fleeting litter pick
4 runners ran 2.9km to help the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in Barnsley.
- Wednesday, 11th of September 2019
- Led by Rachael Honeyman
Members of GoodGym Barnsley met on this pleasant September evening to assist the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in a litter pick on The Fleets in Barnsley.
The Fleets green area came into ownership of the Trust in recent times, which our task organiser Lucy told us was the 'missing piece of the puzzle' for all the green areas they look after in Barnsley. Once we got further along the path to the big main pond it was very peaceful, I think we were all quite surprised that this area was just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of the main road and the town centre. Lucy told us all about the different species of wildlife that have been spotted here, including salmon in the waters and even a kingfisher seen just last weekend.
We had a bit of a laugh whilst filling our bags full of litter, chatting about favourite comedy movies, Halloween fancy dress costumes, and the old bars we all used to go to when we were younger.
After a good ol' litter pick with several bags full, we bade farewell to Lucy and made the 1 mile uphill run back - great effort from everybody. Running with others really does do wonders when your legs are telling you to give up!
Now we look forward to next week's task at Locke Park 😊
Report written by Rachael Honeyman
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Trainer for GoodGym Barnsley. Also training as a veterinary nurse. Just trying to balance the miles with the microscopes.
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