Group run

Supermarket sweep

8 GoodGymers made their way 5km to help the Food Union in Coventry.

  • Laura P
  • Deb
  • Stockport runner
  • Laura Denham
  • Lilian
  • Graham
  • James
  • Georgia Knights
Tuesday, 15th of August 2023
Led by Laura Denham

It was a glorious sunny evening tonight and 8 GoodGymers enjoyed a 2.5 km run and cycle over to Sherbourne Valley allotments. Greg was there to welcome us and it was great to see everything in full bloom with giant sunflowers and pumpkins covering the area we prepared on our last visit.

There was a few jobs to get stuck into, Deb, Laura and Lil tackling the bind weed, which has wrapped itself tightly around some of the plants. Graham, James and Meera were on the weeding in between the paving slabs whilst Georgia, Laura and Greg prepared a soiled area under some trees ready for wildflower seeds to go down. With this being one of the furthest runs we only had around half an hour for the task but we worked fast to get a much done as possible. Time had had flown and we managed a quick group shot in front of a sunflower stem which towered above us.

As our second good deed for the day Lil kindly suggested that we return a supermarket trolley that Food Union had used to transport some plants. We ran via Morrison's to put the trolley back in its rightful place and then took a different route back down a narrow footpath which took us out by the arches at Spon End.

Fab work everyone, well done!

There are a few events happening at Food Union in the next couple of months so check out their facebook/instagram page for more info.

Report written by Laura Denham

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Laura Denham
Led by Laura Denham

Likes being out in the fresh air, running, socialising and spreading kindness. Favourite quote, 'Be the change you want to see in the world'

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Laura P

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