Hammersmith and Fulham

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Jingle Bags

2 runners ran to help the Notting Hill Genesis Christmas Gift & Food Appeal in Hammersmith and Fulham.

  • John D Wren
  • Gosia Rybacka
Friday, 13th of December 2019
Led by Beth Nelson

Gosia and John met up in Hammersmith today to help Notting Hill GenesisΒ in sorting of gifts 🎁, donations and food items πŸ›’ which will be then distributed to four food banks for christmas time.

We entered a medium sized conference room with a table covered with an impressive number of bags πŸ› and boxes πŸ“¦ filled with a variety of food and other donations collected by local organisations. First part of our task was to unpack them all. As easy at it sounds with such a volume it was taking much more time (and space) that we expected.

Around half-way of unpacking, we started to categorize the products and making "themed" piles including cans πŸ₯«, pasta 🍝, tea 🍡 & coffee β˜•, cereals πŸ₯£ and treats 🍬πŸͺ🍭. This will help later πŸ™‚.

Once everything was unpacked there wasn't much time left. We have managed to wrap few boxes with a decorated paper (how surprisingly-not-easy was this!) and filled them with a nice selection of goodies. There is still a lot to be done but it was a good start!

Report written by Gosia Rybacka

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