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Spring in the Patch 2023

3 GoodGymers made their way to help the Friends of William Clark in Brighton.

  • Juliet O'Brien
  • Amro
  • Sarah Katharine
Sunday, 23rd of April 2023
Led by Juliet O'Brien

Since our ancestors used to hunt for food, Brighton Goodgym decided that little rain ain't gonna stop us from helping out in the Spring in the Patch event at the William Clarke Park.

Juliet and Amro (I know! If I was called Romeo that would've been so cool but I'm Arab!!) showed up on a rainy Sunday morning to help the Friends of the William Clarke Park set up tents, carry some band equipment around, roll out some carpets and just get the Patch at the park ready to welcome neighbours and visitors to enjoy what the Spring in the Patch offers.

It was not just volunteering and hard work, we also got to enjoy amazing tunes from a local band, savour some tasty food from Ma Jah Ma, Oui Creperie and others, sip some cold and hot drinks, sharpen up our archery skills and much much more. It was an unforgettable Sunday filled with love and joy surrounded by friendly people.

I encourage everyone to get involved in this event next year.

William Clarke Park, better known as The Patch, is a public park in Brighton, England, which was opened in the late 20th century. The park has a sports area, which contains a basketball hoop and a football goal, a children's playground and a pond among other things. It can be accessed by paths from Hartington Road, Picton Street and Franklin Street

William 'Nobby' Clarke was a local councillor and secretary of the Brighton Labour Party during the '60s & 70's. He was also Brighton Mayor for a time. He campaigned to turn the site of the old Kemp Town railway into a recreation ground for the benefit of local children & residents in the Elm Grove & Lewes Rd areas.

In a twist of events, Sarah made a last minute entrance and helped with the take down and enjoyed the vibes as well and met a very floofy cat too.

Report written by Amro

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