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Runners combine fitness and gardening to help Ipswich Community Garden

PUBLISHED: 15:28 10 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 10 July 2018

Volunteers helping in the gardens Picture: PIER MARKETING/ EAST OF ENGLAND

Volunteers helping in the gardens Picture: PIER MARKETING/ EAST OF ENGLAND

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Runners in Ipswich combined their passion running with their love of gardening to help a community garden.

GoodGym runners helping in the gardens Picture: PIER MARKETING/ EAST OF ENGLANDGoodGym runners helping in the gardens Picture: PIER MARKETING/ EAST OF ENGLAND

The 15 runners from GoodGym weeded, watered, painted and pruned the ActivLives People’s Community Garden.

They then incorporated a fitness session and a final dash along the Waterfront.

Ipswich trainer at GoodGym, Ian Duggan, who ran the session, said: “The Activ Gardens in Ipswich are a great example of co-operation within the community, which is something that is important to both GoodGym Ipswich and the East of England Co-op.

“The run was a shining example of how working together can achieve a lot.”

Runners setting off to help the ActivLives Community GardenPicture: PIER MARKETING/ EAST OF ENGLANDRunners setting off to help the ActivLives Community GardenPicture: PIER MARKETING/ EAST OF ENGLAND

Oli Watts, head of communications and community at the East of England Co-op, said: “Joining up with GoodGym and supporting the Activ Gardens in Ipswich is a great way to show the power of co-operation in action.”


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