Group run

Festive Food Parcels and Wrapping Galore!

10 runners ran 5.7km to help the Camberwell Salvation Army in Southwark.

  • Katie H
  • Lucy J
  • Emma
  • Emily McGovern
  • Sally Jones
  • Helen
  • Laura Stock
  • Fiona Harper
  • Chris
  • Nico Binns
Wednesday, 5th of December 2018
Led by Lucy J

Southwark News

  • Saturday was the GoodGym Christmas party at the Old Library where we varnished their floors not so long ago. It was an amazing evening with some stunning costumes (theme the first letter of your GoodGym area). Check out the photos here.

  • Get your long run on in Waltham Forest fing out more here on Sunday 9th or try out track with the lovely Lambeth lot at Tooting Bec track - check it out here.

  • Our own Emily McGovern is organising a Christmas lights fun run fundraiser on Tuesday 11th Dec - come run and look at London's festive lights in support of not one, not two, but THREE charities. Core blimey! Find out more and sign up here password: coolearth1

  • Next week is to be confirmed but it will be either carol singing at a care home or running donations/packing up donations for Red Box Project period poverty charity. Keep an eye on the listing here.

That's enough of the business

Last night 10 runners ran 5.5km to Camberwell Salvation Army to wrap presents and put together food parcels to be distributed over the Christmas Period*

On arrival Janet welcomed us and split us into groups - four people wrapping books for younger children's presents and the rest taking food items down from the attic, sorting it into bags and taking them all back up to the attic!

Hello and welcome to Fiona, Chris and Nico who joined us for the first time last night!

The food bags had to contain: one soup, one baked beans, one pasta/rice and a mystery item (oooooh!). On 23rd December when they'll host their Christmas dinner, they'll be adding perishables - turkey and mince pies - to the packages. Janet says that this year they've had more referrals than before from social services for those that will struggle over Christmas so our work last night was really appreciated.

We wrapped 25 books and filled 73 food bags!

Having finished we went through a short core, glutes and hamstrings routine which certainly got those hammys saying hello!

Great work everyone, see you next week!

Lucy J

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Lucy J
Led by Lucy J

Ex-trainer for Southwark, defector to Sheffield. Marathon runner, ultra-experimenter, triathlete.

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