Saturday, 21 February 2015

February Newsletter

See what's happening in Penge this week....

Penge Green Gym Newsletter


Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters


New T-shirts for The Penge Green Gym 

Penge Green Gym is very excited to unveil its very own t-shirt.  We'd especially like to thank Dave Fergusson, one of our volunteers who walked 270 miles of the Pennine Way to raise the money for these t-shirts.  There will be no missing us now!  

January and early February have brought downpours, heavy frosts and windy weather.  We have all been wrapped up very warm whilst carrying out much needed maintenance in the park.  Many of the bushes have had a good hair cut and the borders have been edged giving the park a very neat and tidy appearance.  

In preparation for a new 'woodland walk' we have resighted our insect hotels and made a start on clearing the area.  We have also finished a new bench near the child's play area which is a real sun trap and a new cold frame has been built to take this years batch of young plants.

Brenda has been busy creating willow structures to support young plants and protect strawberries from the birds.  


Good News From Waitrose

Thanks to the kind shoppers of Waitrose we will given £246 as part of Waitrose' Good Causes programme.  Many thanks to everyone who grabbed a handful of green tokens!


Spring is slowly peeping through

The crocuses, snowdrops and other bulbs are slowly poking through the frosty ground.  It was even warm enough for a bee to make (possibly a little prematurely) a foray out in the sunshine last Wednesday.  We are excited to see the results of our bulb planting programme at the end of last year.  

You can still also use Easyfundraising is an easy and free way to support the Penge Green Gym.  When you buy items on the internet from well known shops such as John Lewis and Amazon, you can sign up to Easyfunding and they will donate a percentage to Penge Green Gym.  To sign up, go to  You can also help by downloading the easfundraising christmas pack and print of posters and flyers and add our name.