Potholes and Potatoes
24 runners ran 6.0km to help the Abbeydale Picture House in Sheffield.
- Monday, 22nd of July 2019
- Led by Becky Greenwood
On a hot summer evening the GoodGym Sheffield crew embarked on one of Sheffield’s rare flat(ish) running routes to return to the Abbeydale Picture House. We were helping CADS South Yorkshire, a charity which aims to restore the grade II listed building and relaunch it as a social and community arts venue. We met with the lovely Mark from CADS who took us through the tasks for the evening which included:
- Filling in the car park potholes
- Weeding around the picture house and in the wooden planters
- Litter picking
- Painting over graffiti on the outside of the building.
Splitting into groups we made speedy progress. Our clear up was well-needed with James claiming to have picked up 162 cigarette butts and a significant number of bin bags being filled. Caroline's resourcefulness saw kettles acting as watering cans for the picture house's shrubs. When our work was finished, Abbeydale Picture House looked neater and tidier. The walls of the building gleamed in the sun with its new coat of paint and the car park was a less holey place to be.
We headed to the local park for a ‘spuddy good’ time (Tom H). Following a successful potato harvest at Becky’s allotment, GoodGymmers competed in potato and spoon races and a fast-paced steal the potato game. Antonia, James and Chris’ team claimed victory and were crowned King Edwards.
We then returned to the Showroom to stretch and rehydrate.
Massive thanks for all the hardwork!
Report written by Becky Greenwood
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