Harvey, Chris, Remy, Muhammad and Michelle met up with Jan from Friends of Turnham Green to give the rockery area a little pre-spring clean.
Our first job was to remove the homemade christmas lanterns. The lanterns had been made by local residents from garden canes, filled with fairy lights and hung from the trees on Turnham Green in the run up to christmas. They’re now pride of place in gardens in west London including one or two GG gardens.
We divided the other jobs between us. Chris went on a litter picking mission around the rockery while Harvey and Muhammad cleared a pile of weeds and planted some bulbs with Remy and Michelle.
Better light than never Just as we were finishing up at the rockery Lucy and Jonathan arrived from their second mission of the morning and helped with the last of the clear up.
A quick group photo and it was time to wave goodbye to Jan and head off on foot and bike.
On Saturday 15th January we're hoping to fill all the volunteer roles at Gunnersbury parkrun with GoodGymers!
We'll need quite a few volunteers on the day and there's a good mix of things to choose from, please note some roles still allow you to still run if you're really keen to still take part in the event itself as well as volunteering.
If you're new to parkrun you'll need to register beforehand (for both running and volunteering), click here to get yourself signed up. It's free, fun and I guarantee you'll love it!
So in a nutshell, come down, get involved with parkrun and help this wonderful community of runners!
Most volunteer voles for parkrun will need to be in Gunnersbury at 8:30am (some earlier, please check your role time on the spreadsheet)
We meet at the top of the park you can see the start point here on the Gunnersbury parkrun course page - look for the group of high vis heroes!
If you're running parkrun, it starts at 9am but come for 8:45am to be safe
Don't forget your barcode if you're running - no barcode, no time!
After we're done we'll likely head to the cafe somewhere to be decided on the day so stick around!
Hope to see lots of you there!
Jan, lead volunteer at Friends of Turnham Green, has asked us to come and help out at this much-loved public space in Chiswick. The jobs will include sorting and preparing the ground, clearing, and planting wild flower plugs in parts that aren't as flower-rich.