B4b at the Poppintree Parkrun
The Big Clean-up
B4b recently teamed up with the Ballymun Tidy Towns and the Poppintree Parkrun to carry out a comprehensive clean-up of Poppintree Park on 19th August. A number of people stayed behind after their run to help clean up the park and sand down and repaint the railing tate runs around the circumference of the pond.
Afterwards everybody was rewarded for their hard work with a free BBQ supplied by B4b Chairman Robert Murphy. Participant Brian Staunton, MD of Musgrave Marketplace, Ballymun was bowled over with the community spirit and energy that emanated from the event.
A ‘Buddy Bench’ was donated by B4b to the Andy Morgan Foundation which is now proudly positioned in the park. The foundation aims to prevent suicide and raise mental health awareness. The purpose of the colourful bench is to have a place where people can go to discuss their feelings with another person.