Community mission

Pump it up, pump it Downs

3 runners ran to help their local community in Hackney.

  • Jo
  • Patrick Luong
  • Eva Sharpe
Friday, 18th of September 2020
Led by Eva Sharpe

Patrick, Jo and Eva met on a warm Friday evening to water the plants at Hackney Downs station.

The Energy Garden charity has planted over 20 flower beds around the station to brighten the platforms for London commuters.

The trio kitted themselves out - Eva and Jo took 10l watering cans and Patrick armed himself with a 16l spray hose watering backpack. It didn't take long before we found a problem - it needed Jo to pump it up while Patrick sprayed the plants down. So while Eva watered with the cans, Jo and Patrick travelled in convoy to use the spray pack.

After about half an hour, all the plants were watered and we returned to base to drop the kit off. At which point, we saw the picture on the box again and realised Patrick had been wearing the backpack backwards and it was supposed to be self-pumping! Oh well!

Report written by Eva Sharpe

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Patrick Luong
Patrick Luong
Saturday September 19th, 2020 18:35

Thanks for the report and photos, Eva - just to clarify the backpack wasn't on backwards; just the pump handle!

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