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Pitch Perfect

5 runners ran to help the Abney Park Cemetery in Hackney.

  • Peter Van Tongeren
  • Eva Sharpe
  • Frank
  • Amanda Bater
  • Rebecca
Saturday, 19th of October 2019
Led by Eva Sharpe

Five GoodGymers met on a clear Saturday in Stoke Newington to help prepare for a charity fundraiser.

Abney Park Trust run an annual Autumn Fayre, with lots of stalls, food outlets and activities for kids, to help fundraise for their activities in the park. The Abney team had lots to get ready before the big day, so asked GoodGym along to help set up the gazebos so they could get on with the main event.

The five GoodGymers soon set to work pitching the twelve gazebos for the craft and food stalls. Most of them were fairly simple pop-up models, which we soon became experts at setting up. Then came the challenge - two pole gazebos in a box with no instructions! Frank, Amanda and Peter used their best logic skills to solve the puzzle and soon it was perfectly pitched.

Once all the gazebos were up, they laid out chairs and tables for all the stalls. After a couple of hours, everything was ready for the stall holders to come in and set up their stalls for the fair.

The group were then rewarded for their early start by a delicious breakfast of fruit, pastries and juices.

It was a great event, and raised hundreds of pounds for Abney. Thanks everyone for your help.

Report written by Eva Sharpe

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