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Say Hello, Wavertree Goodbye!

14 runners ran to help the Wavertree House in Brighton.

  • Rosie
  • Roy Hill
  • Frances Ruocco
  • Tara Shanahan
  • Michael Pirrie
  • Tabitha Hrynick
  • David Richards
  • Abi Cox
  • Nancy Platts
  • Brighton runner
  • Laura Summerton
  • Irica Cunha
  • Emilie
Tuesday, 15th of September 2020
Led by Tara Shanahan

Tonight we said ‘hello’ to Irica, Emilie & Jason joining us for the first time and also “hello’ to Wavertree House as it was the first time we’ve paid them a visit. We love having new people to welcome and we love discovering new ways we can make our city a little bit better!

This RNIB (Royal National Institute for Blind people) residential care home caters for mainly elderly people with varying degrees of visual impairment. And they have a very large garden!

Staff members Christine, Emma & Julie have spotted the potential of this large but somewhat overgrown space and have spent loads of their free time trying to tame the jungle. Having already cut back lots of overgrown shrubs and trees our main task tonight was to bag up this waste so it can be transported to the green waste section of the dump.

Other tasks included picking up litter chucked over the wall from the street and tackling the ivy which was completely covering the back wall and strangling several trees.

We got loads done, reduced the pile of waste, revealed a lovely flint wall and released some trees from the grip of ivy, but loads more to do so hopefully we will back soon.

And thanks to Davidfor tonight’s great pun!

Report written by Tara Shanahan

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Tara Shanahan
Led by Tara Shanahan

Goodgym trainer for Brighton. A running obsessive since 2009 now spreading the running joy by coaching. Have run marathons, prefer 10ks!

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