Kingston upon Thames

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🎁I am the ghost of Christmas presents🎁

5 GoodGymers made their way to help the Growbaby in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Dave White
  • Rachel White
  • Andy Hoang
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Julie
Saturday, 9th of December 2023
Led by Rachel White

This afternoon it was time for us to get in the Christmas spirit and sort and pack lots of presents for children in care. We arrived just in time to take the reins from the morning session Goodgymers who were ready for a well earned rest.

After a quick slice of pizza to fuel up we were briefed on how to sort and pack the presents. We were all given a batch of labels to attach to our bags and given instructions on what type and how many items to put on each bag. With labels securely attached, Rachel, Dave, Andy, Jade and Julie set off ‘shopping’ through the donated gifts which had been sorted into age categories by the morning volunteers. Our bags were checked and carefully grouped together ready for collection and delivery.

After all the bags had been packed, the batches were in need of a sort to make sure the bags for each social worker were in the right place so no-one’s presents were forgotten. With a sea of bags containing presents for 3,000 children packed this was a tricky task, Rachel and Julie even had to rearrange some gym equipment to use as area dividers!

A lovely task today and well done to all the GoodGymers and volunteers from our community. A great achievement to get so many presents ready today.

Report written by Julie

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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.

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