Hard clean at the soft play

6 GoodGymers made their way 5.2km to help the YMCA Hawker in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Dave White
  • Rachel White
  • Claire Dunne
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Catherine Fitzgerald
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
Tuesday, 31st of January 2023
Led by Rachel White

For our final January Challenge, GoodGym Kingston went to the Hawker Centre to help clean up the pod. It's a soft play for children, or tonight for children at heart, and it has slides, obstacles courses and a sensory area. We were tasked tonight with cleaning up. Catherine, Claire, Rachel and Dave all met at the Quaker Centre to run 2.6km through the town centre and along the riverside. It was fresh but not as cold as previous weeks and it felt good to be out enjoying the early evening.

On the run we were papped by the paparazzi! Who tipped them off?! Oh, it was me, and it wasn't the paparazzi but it was Marie-Noelle striding to our destination - love a dynamic shot. We met up with Laurel there and got straight into it. We were tasked with deep cleaning the soft play floor and wiping down the sensory room. So many children come through the doors that it is hard to stay on top of cleaning sticky fingers and all the dust.

Marie-Noelle went straight to mopping and she got so on it that she even used two mops! What a legend. Catherine tackled the sweeping, David and Claire grabbed the anti-bacterial spray and went to clean the sensory room. Laurel and Rachel made it their misison to locate all the balls that had randomly located themselves throughout the soft-play - behind the soft play, on top of it and even under it - they were everywhere.

We worked hard to give it a thorough clean and after 45 minutes we gave ourselves a little reward got into the soft play course. The slides were ours! And then to the ball pit for a chill out.

Great task and lots of fun. Well done, GoodGym Kingston!

Report written by Rachel White

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Rachel White
Led by Rachel White

I am the area activator for Kingston Upon Thames. Keen to keep moving and improving.

GoodGymers helping out
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    • Kingston upon Thames runner
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    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Kingston upon Thames runner
    • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Dave White

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