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Weaving through a prickly pathway

6 runners ran to help the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve in Haringey.

  • Sam Chapman
  • Haringey runner
  • Catherine Brewis
  • Haringey runner
  • Kapil
  • Charlie Linton
Wednesday, 2nd of June 2021
Led by Euclides Montes

6 GoodGymers gathered on a balmy summers eve to clear the mighty overgrown path at Westbury Banks Nature Reserve. We pulled up soooo many weeds (some super satisfying as they came up root ball intact with one sharp tug) and cut back the overhanging branches to allow passageway through the reserve. We fought back the forest of nettles that had sprung up after those rainy days followed by bright sunshine and some proper hot weather.

Sam, Charlie and Kapil filled wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow with the weeds as Cathy, Louise and Geraldine cleared a path to the compost heap. The difference was striking as the path began to appear from out of the wilderness.

It was our Charlie's 50th good deed so we celebrated in true GGH style with a caterpillar cake (this one named 'Morris' - from Morrisons obviously), a card (beautifully handmade by Louise in an adept jungle style) and balloons!! Big it up for Charlie for this fantastic achievement 👏 We can't wait to see you in your black shirt 🥳

Upon leaving we took a group photo in front of the Westbury Banks Nature Reserve sign and Louise moulded her body into an 'R' to replace the missing letter someone had pinched. Big smiles all around!

Report written by Catherine Brewis

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Friday June 4th, 2021 22:15

Congratulations Charlie and what better way to celebrate 50 good deeds... by munching your way through a caterpillar. 🐛

Euclides Montes
Euclides Montes
Saturday June 5th, 2021 12:36

Woop woop.

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Led by Euclides Montes

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