Papa’s ➡️ Roach
40 runners ran 3.6km to help the Loughborough Community Centre in Lambeth.
- Tuesday, 10th of September 2019
- Led by Mark Gilyead
What a banging evening of running and doing good from the rockstars of GoodGym Lambeth!
FUN FACT: Loads of Lambeth buildings are named after prominent Afro-Caribbean figures. Max Roach was a Jazz drummer from NYC 🥁
This week’s task was a new one for us - Loughborough Community Centre at Max Roach. It is an awesome place for children in the local area - they host a whole range of clubs and activities. Over the school holidays they had about 200 children who came to play together and have a meal every day.
We split into a few groups to get there (walking, chill run, long run) and met Candice who gave us a bunch of jobs:
👉Barrowing wood chip from outside the sheds to the One O’Clock Club’s vegetable garden.
👉Rearranging the logs into seating areas
👉Sweeping the entrance and concrete areas
👉Weeding in the vegetable patches and ‘mud pits’
👉Getting rid of the bindweed in the compost area
👉Watering the plants in the poly tunnel and vegetable patch
I’m getting tired just listing them!
So our wondrous team of GoodGymers got to work shovelling and pulling and transporting and clearing. It was a sight to behold.
And after half an hour we’d blitzed the place. Props to Lauren to finishing that mud pit!!
We then headed back for a biscuit 🍪
Top work everyone!
NEXT WEEK is a big one - GoodGym’s 10th Birthday! Our no.1 task is to get a photo in front of Lambeth’s best known landmark (after the London Eye…) but then we’ll have a couple of task options:
A bunch of jobs at Hillside Gardens
Clearing some weeds at Papa’s Park
And then the real party begins…AT THE PUB. 🍻 Click here to sign up!
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