Oxford

Group run

Spruce (up) Almighty!

21 runners ran 3.9km to help the Ark T Centre in Oxford.

  • Isabella Collins
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Lorenzo
  • Rachael H
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Trev
  • Oxford runner
  • Julia
  • Sarah Morris
  • Vicky Arnold
  • Holly
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Foster
  • Venetia Lipscombe
  • Katie Fellows
  • Laura Brown
  • Hattie Elvins
  • Vanessa Del Campo Perez
  • Shati Patel
  • Bryony Thomas
  • Sarah Blake
 
Wednesday, 13th of October 2021
 
Led by Anwen Greenaway

ARK-T centre is a community-minded arts centre and the home of the Waste 2 Taste cafe. Along the side of the centre it has a playground space which is open for members of the public to use every day. Over the summer months the play space has been heavily used, and has also attracted some anti-social behaviour, so the space had to be closed for a couple of weeks to tidy-up. We've been called in by Ark-T a couple of times previously at this time of year to help get the play space ship-shape, so we're old hands at it now.

While 4 of us disappeared off to get extra tools and a wheelbarrow from the Waste2Taste garden all of the other GoodGymers got straight to work weeding, digging out mushrooms (best not to take risks on whether they're the poisonous kind or not!), clearing out the storage benches (SO much rotten wood and heaps of wellies inside), and pruning back the buddleia and willow which were eye-level hazards.

The litter picker team whizzed around the playground, along the lane and plogged the surrounding roads, striking gold early on with a bucket (repurposed for our garden waste) and an onion, as well as the usual cans and (literal) crap.

Back in the playground we rigged up our portable lights and deployed the head torches to keep going as the daylight faded. Leaves swept up, brown garden waste bin filled and several trugs of gardening detritus and plastic tubing were piled up ready for the skip which will be arriving soon.

I call that a highly effective hour's work - Great work dream team!

Welcome Bryony and Sarah - really good to meet you both!
Well done on your 10th Good Deed Vanessa.
Congratulation son completing Manchester Marathon Trev.

Report written by Anwen Greenaway


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Anwen Greenaway
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

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    • Ben Foster

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