Yes, it's that time of year again when Penge
Green Gym works extra hard to make Winsford Gardens look it's best for
our annual open day in conjunction with the Open Gardens Squares Weekend
and the Penge Festival. This year it is on a Sunday and we will be
having lots of activities for children including a treasure hunt and
painting activities and they can even have face painted too! Thanks to a
good spring we also have a large stock of plants that we will be
selling and to relax you there will be a taster Tai Chi session. So
come along, and bring your family and friends to enjoy a lovely day
out. The full poster is at the bottom of the newsletter. We'd also
like to thank the Landscape Group for helping us to get ready by mowing
and strimming the lawns. It is looking very smart!
CEB Global Impact Volunteering Day
We had a fantastic day when members of CEB
came to help us repair our hazel fence that surrounds the wildflower
meadows. The enthusiastic team quickly repaired the woven fence and
then carried on the good work by planting out the raised vegetable beds,
clipped hedges and helped to dig our new woodland path. Lots of fun
was had by all and we thank you all for your hard work!
In Other News
Some of the members of the Penge Green Gym
went to our sister gym at Bromley to help them celebrate their first day
as an independent group. Members of TCV and Bromley council were there
to offer their support and welcome the new group. We were given a
guided tour around the park at College Green and the volunteers supplied
a wonderful buffet. We wish Bromley the best of luck for the future.
Meanwhile in Winsford Gardens, we are on the
cusp of summer and the park is looking beautiful. Many of the roses
are now blooming and our work planting perenials during the autumn and
winter are now really thriving.
Our greenhouse is also full of plants that will be sold on our Open Day, and any not sold will be planted out.
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
www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pengegreengym. You can also help
by downloading the easfundraising christmas pack and print of posters
and flyers and add our name.