Helping people in Derby to get fit by doing good
Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.
Join us to clean up some of the lower outdoor steps at Derby's River Gardens.
We'll be provided with brushes and scrapers and will just need to wear old clothes/trainers.
The task owner has requested us to volunteer one morning, so this is being listed as a Saturday task in the hope a few of us can get involved.
Ashley kicked things off finding a discarded mask on the floor of the car park and we went on to find a dummy, a false nail and a mitten - which we left in case the owner came back to find it and give it a good wash before using (the mitten, not the nail.... )
It was good to see (for as long as we could in daylight) Markeaton Park looking fairly litter-free and being enjoyed by runners, cyclists and scooter owners. We soon had our head torches on to explore the play area and grass away from paths.
The team had a chat about upcoming events they're preparing for including the Monsal Trail half and the Derby 10 mile.
Thanks everyone for coming - hope to see you again soon.
We started off in a children's play park and made our way around some of the paths within the park. We needed our headtorches to find some of the buried treasure like a cloud shaped keyring and some maths homework. We got part way to getting a full outfit together - finding a t shirt, a sock and a trainer. We mostly found drinks bottles from people who were hydrating on hotter days than when we were litter picking.
We managed to collect three full bags of litter and headed back to our homes to wring out our socks and dry off our trainers.
Thanks to Ashley and Pete for turning up despite the weather and helping to make Alvaston Park a safe and enjoyable place for visitors. Just one photo as (like a lot of us) my phone doesn't function well in the rain....
On a beautiful sunny evening in Darley Park Pete, Naomi, Gwyn, Tracey and myself managed to fill two bin bags with litter we collected whilst having a catchup about returning to work, recent run events and parkrun.
Well done to Pete for making our chatty meetup returning from Bristol just in time....we didn't ask if he'd actively travelled his way back up to Derbyshire....impressive if he had!
Our useless find of the night was an umbrella Tracey found under a bench - possibly ditched as a result of not being needed due to the sunny weather but it was really near a bin so it was disappointing to see it had just been disguarded and not put in the bin. Tracey's useful find of the night was a clothing sizing label - she says they're almost indestructible and uses them to repair items like backpacks with holes.
Headtorches will be needed on future runs now it's darker a lot earlier and we're very grateful that some lights arrived today from goodgym headquarters :)
Great to see Naomi back in action - she was our professional photographer for the evening.
Rachel is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time