Community mission

Rock the boat

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre in Leicester.

  • Jimmy Mitchinson
  • Stu Coe
  • Nick Pryke
  • Sarah Horner
  • M.A.Thompson
Thursday, 20th of April 2023
Led by Sarah Horner

5 Goodgymmers ventured out in Canoes with the Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre's River Litter pick, joined by 4 other volunteers too to pick litter from the river, the weather was on our side today.

Stu was telling me how he had never been in a canoe but he looked very chilled paddling. Tommo and his canoe pal Jay managed to pull out a whole bike along with 2 footballs and plenty more rubbish. Nick and his canoe partner pulled out so much litter that their canoe was so unbalanced they had to unload at base before anyone got wet. Me and Jimmy played it very safe neither of us were getting wet I have a run on Sunday and Jimmy had a 40 min cycle each way, we still found lots of grot and a football!

Was really proud of how everyone looked out for each other and the other volunteers, helping each other out of the canoes, checking we were all ok on the water and tidying away all of the kit, the pursuits centre looked after us well too. It was a big task, 3 hours of hard work and everyone did amazing pulling out 16 bags in total plus a bike. Weldone all keep doing good getting fit.

Report written by Sarah Horner

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Gwyn Williams
Gwyn Williams
Thursday April 20th, 2023 14:31

Well done all of you! What a wonderful task. Gold stars all round.

Lewisham runner
Lewisham runner
he, his, me duck
Thursday April 20th, 2023 18:14

What a brilliant mission! Have done that wearing waders but not in a boat.

Thursday April 20th, 2023 19:42

Amazing! Great work!

Sarah Horner
Sarah Horner
Thursday April 20th, 2023 21:15

Thanks all we had so much fun!

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Sarah Horner
Led by Sarah Horner

Area Activator for Leicester just loves running alot, further the better

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