Group run

Sun, Sand and Sweeping ☀️⛱️🧹

9 GoodGymers made their way 2.8km to help the Tunstall Nursery in Croydon.

  • Liz D’Silva
  • Croydon runner
  • Stephanie
  • Rosalind Vince
  • Ingrid Buchanan
  • Kate Bowden
  • Nicola
  • Lucia Grimm
  • Rachel Fishman
Tuesday, 23rd of May 2023
Led by Kate Bowden

Last night 9 Good Doers walked and ran 3km to help Tunstall Nursery fill up the sand pit and tidy up the outside play area.

We welcomed Rachel and Lucia for their first runs with Good Gym today after hearing about us through their work place. It was a lovely sunny evening and we warmed up by each suggesting a different exercise to do. Feeling ready, we headed off on our gentle 1.5km run to meet the walkers and staff at the Nursery. They were very pleased to see us as there were two big bags of sand which needed to be moved to the sand pit at the back of the Nursery.

We split into two teams with one group sweeping up the old sand and stones from the play area to make a safe surface for the children to play on. And it is true sand really does get everywhere! After a lot of hard work sweeping the play area was transformed, looking clean and tidy for the children to play in (and most likely make some more mess!) tomorrow. It was a very enjoyable task and therapeutic to see the difference we could make with our brooms. The other team took up the shovels and began moving the sand from the large bags in the car park into the wheel barrow and then round the back to sand pit. A definite arm work out! After a few run ins with some rather large spiders who had made the sand bags their home, there was soon an efficient system in place and the sand pit was full in no time.

Looking around it was clear to see the work we had done! Esther was even able to show us how a planter we had moved on our last task there was now full of potatoes and strawberries the children are growing.

Next week, we will be heading to Park Hill to give some help putting up some more of the Peace Poles. Sign up Here to take part!

Report written by Kate Bowden

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Kate Bowden
Led by Kate Bowden

GoodGym Croydon Run Leader

GoodGymers helping out
  • Walk Leader

    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Croydon runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Ingrid Buchanan

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