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11 runners ran to help the Hollybush Estate in Tower Hamlets.

  • anne malcolm
  • Alex Dray
  • Sara
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Euge P
  • Rohan
  • Heather
  • TJ
  • Stephanie Zarkis
  • Miguel Rodrigues
  • Kirsty Chaplin
Wednesday, 29th of September 2021
Led by Laura Williams

A large and lively group of runners met our lovely task owner Margaret and Michael at the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve for Pond Building Day 1. The early birds amongst us were given an initial tour of this hidden oasis which included huge stones used to prevent drag nets from trawling our shores, houses for bats (which are endangered in our cities) and a medicinal herb garden (not those herbs before you ask). We were then directed to a huge crevice at the back of the reserve where we began levelling off the earth and removing the fibre glass and plastic from a previous less environment-friendly incarnation of the pond. Despite failing light we continued with enthusiasm – our efforts overseen by Sage our friendly neighbourhood fox. Special shout out to our newcomers and to our very own Alex who proudly wore his T-shirt with wings for the first time to the mission.

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GROUP RUN: Rebuilding the Pond at Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

Monday 18:30 - 20:00
Led by Laura Williams
Bethnal Green Nature Reserve

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