Hammersmith and Fulham

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One glove is all it takes ๐Ÿงค

12 runners ran to help the Fulham Palace Trust in Hammersmith and Fulham.

  • John Shirley
  • Michelle
  • Stephanie Stevenson
  • Jonathan
  • Katie Hodges
  • Monika Kohlmaier
  • Maena D'Auria
  • Richmond runner
  • Bethan Critchley
  • Alessia Cottone
  • Alessandra Rovati
  • Katya Pchelintseva
Saturday, 20th of November 2021
Led by Bethan Critchley

After 6 of us took on Fulham Palace parkrun this morning (well done all!), a group of 12 goodgymers from across London assembled and wandered over to Fulham Palace to meet senior gardener Pete. After a quick round of introductions and welcomes (especially to Katya who joined us for her first ever goodgym good deed today), we headed round to the back of the palace to a familiar tree where we had been tasked with weeding earlier in the year. This time, our job was to rake up the fallen leaves and then plant 1000 crocus bulbs. Tidying up the leaves took no time at all, and we had chance for a little break whilst Pete scattered the bulbs before we got stuck back in planting them. We chatted away as we worked, and debated whether we should plant a GG logo with the crocuses... we decided we'd behave ourselves and resist temptation - how unusual for goodgymers!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

With 12 pairs of hands we had all the bulbs planted in less than an hour, so for the remaining 30 minutes we turned our attention to raking weeds up from beneath another tree nearby. In general we felt we had been much less successful at this task, but weed given it our best in the little time we had. No doubt Pete's apprentices or other volunteers will take care of finishing the job soon.

We grabbed a group photo before heading off for a well-earned coffee together. Thanks everyone for a great task this morning, we made light work of the planting! Hopefully see some of you back here next month - keep your eyes peeled for a listing!

All credit goes to Michelle for today's pun report title - excellent work ๐Ÿ‘

Report written by Bethan Critchley

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John Shirley
John Shirley
Sunday November 21st, 2021 12:11

Thanks Beth!

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Bethan Critchley
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