Wet, wet, wet!

4 Goodgymers helped their local community in Bromley
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Sunday 18th February

Report written by Bromley runner

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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!

Session Leader
Area activator
Mark Gilyead
Kelly Taylor
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Mon 19th Feb at 12:05pm

Great report - cheers James! Fun session 💪