‘I live on my own and it’s been a really hard struggle. Because of where I live, I couldn’t leave the house for a month.
I just felt miserable like life just wasn’t worth it. For me to get to any green space is over 30-minute walk travelling near Blackwall Tunnel, one of the most air polluted roads, in a very dull part of the East End of London. What was the point if all I had to do was to sit and listen to the traffic, builders on a tower block and breathe in the dust and pollution?
I’ve lost muscle and I have a bad cough, and everything looked pointless and bleak. When we were allowed more time to exercise, I was able to walk but got blisters on my feet because of lack of physical activity. I had a job at a city farm which I’ve now lost. I just felt what was the point, I was desperate to talk to people and be in a green space.
I have missed the TCV Greenwich Ecology Park like you wouldn’t believe.
TCV is the main focus of my life, it brings me so much joy and honestly, all I have is TCV, which is a lifeline to me.