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Wheelie great way to start a Saturday!

2 GoodGymers made their way to help the The Bike Garden in Newcastle.

  • Charlotte Proud
  • Aimee
 
Saturday, 30th of September 2023
 
Led by Charlotte Proud
she/her

Myself and Aimee had a very satisfying morning helping out at Nunsmoor Park Volunteer Day!

Aimee had ran Leazes parkrun and I walked across from Gateshead. We met in the bike garden, which is a hidden secret garden/oasis of greenery and totally transformed since I was last there (see photos) with a cafe and pizza ovens.

Our task was to help clear weeds, soil and leaves from the tennis courts. This was a great work out, in between playing fetch with Mitsy (Jo, the task owner's dog).

We easily filled up the wheelbarrow and took it in turns to take it into the park and empty it in to a compost heap. Unfortunately the first wheelbarrow we were using got a flat tyre, but thankfully we had another one to use. We managed to fill up the wheelbarrow and empty it, a massive ten times!

I stayed behind to have a lovely latte and chat with Jo and another volunteer. Jo was very happy with our help and hopes that we can return to help out with their Apple Day on 22nd October (and if anyone has an apple tree, would be very greatful for any donations of apples!)

Report written by Charlotte Proud


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