All sands on deck

9 Goodgymers helped their local community in Tower Hamlets
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Tower Hamlets

Monday 27th March 2023

Report written by Laura Williams

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Tonight's task started at the earlier time of 5pm, due to park closing times and the need to maximise daylight.

One by one a committed group of GoodGymers arrived by Victoria Park's Hub area to be briefed by Lizzy as to this evening's task.

What were we doing in Victoria Park?

Tonight we were helping to distribute the remaining 4 tonnes of (original 20 tonnes) of sand around the playground area. This is no ordinary sand: this fine, treated, soft sand used to keep a soft, safe surface throughout the playground.

Although the park have been hard at work distributing the huge mound, there was still a decent-sized pile left for us to tackle.

Working in pairs, we shovelled sand into wheelbarrows, wheeled it to areas which needed filling in and....repeated! It's a tough task, particularly for those on wheeling (ever tried wheeling sand through sand?).

We made a nice dent in the pile however, stopping only to receive direction from young, local park residents keen to join in.

It was a beautiful evening to enjoy one another's company, and a workout-with-a-purpose.

At shortly after 6:30, the team opted to pose for a final pic on the wobbly bridge, before cycling, walking and running home in different directions.

A big pat on the back to the whole team, who got stuck in on a huge scale to this very physical task, and who left work stations at an early hour to accommodate this evening's task. And a big shout-out to Fiona, who took all this evening's lovely pics!

Until next time.


Session Leader
Attendees
Eva Merkel
Emma Jones
Fiona M
Rohan
Johnny
Rosie
Laura Williams
John Shirley
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