Community mission

Ruff Around The Edges

8 GoodGymers made their way to help the Interact in Chelmsford.

  • Toby Goodwin
  • Joel
  • Lucy Sinclair
  • Jenny King
  • Andy Holmes
  • Chelmsford runner
  • Russell Dolton
  • Anna
Wednesday, 23rd of June 2021
Led by Chelmsford runner

The 23rd June was meant to be our first Group Run for well over a year. But as ‘freedom day’ was delayed so was the return of our beloved Group Runs. Thankfully the task we had set up could still go ahead as a Community Mission instead. And so for the first time since the pandemic began we returned to Interact, the place where GoodGym Chelmsford started almost 5 years ago.

We met up with Susie who gave us a low down on what Interact does and some of the programmes they are running at the moment. Susie also bought along her lovely dog Winnie to say hi to the group. She wasn’t a distraction at all! 😍

Our task was to clear the garden paths of any weeds that had been growing. We got some gloves, hand trowels and forks and made sure we spread out to get to work. Anna and Lucy focussed on the path around the back while the rest of us paid attention to the front, Toby made very impressive progress on his patch. We managed to clear quite a large amount of the paths in the time we had. Emptying our buckets into the compost bin it was over all too soon. Before saying our goodbyes we had a few refreshments (well it would have been rude not to) and went on our separate ways home.

It was lovely to finally be back at Interact and doing some work in the gorgeous Aspire Garden, hopefully it won’t be so long before our next visit!!

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