Sun 18th Feb at 10:30am
Bromley Report written by Bromley runner
Love may have been all around for Valentine's earlier in the week, but Sunday was soppy on another level!
GoodGym'ers David, Kelly (with a guest appearance by Ed), Rebecca, Mark and James met the Friends of Betts Park team at the end of the Croydon Canal to tool-up for the task ahead. We were led down to the playground, which resembled a boating lake because the accumulated winter 'gunk' around the edges was stopping water running off freely. We were put to work de-gunking, weeding and giving the space a much needed tidy up.
The team spread out and attacked the task from all sides. Rebecca proved to be effective with a rake, Kelly and David were deadly with a range of hand tools and Ed excavated an enormous amount of debris with a hoe and mini-scythe thingy! A trusty, rusty wheelbarrow was soon filled and then again, and again, and again...
A lot was accomplished in the time. The task was declared to be a success by the organisers and confirmed by kids pouring in to enjoy the freshly cleared area. With soggy socks and tired arms we headed back to the meeting point and got snippets of the area's fascinating history going back to 957AD. See you again soon Betts Park!
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Mon 12th Feb at 7:00pm
A toad-ally awesome 11 of us met up last night for a jog and some good deeding.
After a naming and fave biscuit loop, we hit the road. Hannah and Molly took the shorter, direct route, whilst the rest of us opted for the longest hill ever.
We arrived to meet John who was fully prepared with tools.
The water tower base at Crystal Palace Museum is an amazing historic structure and the museum team are keen to clear it out of soil, weeds and rubble so that it can be safely accessed as part of visitors’ museum experiences.
We focussed on a couple of specific areas, aiming to reach down to the concrete and pipes below.
John found a massive toad, hence the pun! 🐸
10+ bucket-loads of soil sieved later, we called it a day and headed back down the hill for some stretches.
Great stuff everyone 🥳
Sun 4th Feb at 2:00pm
Our first volunteering session at Penge East Community Centre got off to a great start when we were greeted by a very friendly cat and an excellent selection of garden ornaments (see photos).
Once we'd all assembled, Gill set us to work cleaning the centre's windows, which had got quite cobweb-by. Many hands made light work of this task and we managed to wash, rinse and dry all the windows and doors (inside and out!) in less than 45 minutes. Speedy work team!
Thanks to everyone who gave up their Sunday afternoon to volunteer and I hope we can organise more tasks with PECC in the future.
Mon 12th Feb at 7:00pm
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