Monday 9 August 2010

Orange RockCorp

On Saturday we volunteered for the Orange RockCorp project at Valentines Park in Ilford, East London.

The 45 or so of us, were split into four groups, our group tasked with clearing a concrete-lined brook. Naturally our side of the brook did the best job, and finished first - now that's team work. I tidied, lopped branches, shovelled crap while Ms. R's sister swept and her boyfriend scraped every last bit of moss off the sides. Ms. R was the real star, zooming ahead scraping weeds and moss out of the cracks and seams in the concrete - she was just a little dot on the horizon.

We got food, drinks and tickets to a concert in the Royal Albert Hall, in return for 4 hours of our hard work. The concert looks awful, but it's free, so what the hell. On the upside, I got interviewed for the Orange website with Ms. R's sister, in the unlikely event we don't get edited out, I'll post the link.

Edit: No video yet, but we've been posted on their Flickr Gallery.

Having driven for two hours to get there, we were both shattered, and promptly slept all of Sunday - a good day's hard work I think.

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