A sort-of a clothes-run thing
21 runners ran 3.0km to help the Newcastle University Students Union in Newcastle.
- Monday, 10th of February 2020
- Led by Anji Andrews
The cold never bothered us anyway
(Thankfully, we were indoors tonight)
While the North East of England was hanging on to Ciara, we were layering up and heading back to Newcastle University students union where we were paying a visit to the brilliant team at NEST. Most importantly, it was finally time to celebrate Abi's 50th Good Deed and see her swishing about in the freshly ironed Cloak of Good Deeds. Abi's top Good Deed was the trip we made to Recyke Y Bike on the night of the amazing sunset.
We welcomed new runners Suzi and Michael along for their first Group Run and they did a brilliant job of getting stuck in. Nice work you two, you can come again!
If ever there was a night we needed a warm warm-up it was tonight, so we got moving with the numbers game, jogging between rounds of numbered exercises, ranging from standard lunges to not so standard flying around like aeroplanes with appropriate noises.
Onwards to Newcastle University, a short walk or run for us tonight through town , chatting along the way about what we had been up to at the weekend. Katy also managed to find a football which was donated to NEST on arrival to the task!
We were met by the brilliant NEST team who gave us some background and detail on tonight's task. They explained to us that refugees in our city have to live on less than £40 a week, so many of them never have spare cash for clothes and so they rely on donations from very kind people in the community. Our job tonight was to organise all of the clothing donations into labelled bags to make it easier for people accessing the service to find what they need.
This is a job we have been putting off for ages. It just takes us so long, and you have come in here and blitzed it. Thank you!
We were able to sort every bag of donations, far beating the expectations of the NEST team, and even labelled every bag thanks to Debbie and Charlotte being somewhat of a secretarial team.. although the photo actually looks like they are signing for a football team.
It was a laid back warm affair for Fitness Session tonight, as Louise suggested we stayed indoors for a bit of core and stretching, and everyone agreed it was a good move. I have to thank Louise for tonight's glorious pun too. Ideal for #NationalPunWeek.
To share some love this weekend, we have a special Community Mission this Friday where we are helping to sort some food donations for Fareshare. Come along if you can, it will be a great way to give some heart this Valentine's Day. There's another mid-weeker next Thursday February 20th, if you fancy. We will be Prepping and Pricing for the CNE nearly new sale. If you can't make it along, don't worry. We are back doing good things at Newcastle Eagles Community Arena so wrap up warm for that one!
Have a great week filled with good things,
Report written by Anji Andrews
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