Kingston upon Thames

Community mission

Let it jingle jingle pounds for Spear with Kingston's carol wagon

2 runners ran to help the SPEAR Housing Association in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Jane Yelloly
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
Wednesday, 8th of December 2021
Led by Jane Yelloly

GoodGym was just a tad excited that Kingston Round Table's carol wagon was back with Santa after being forced off the road by Covid last year. This annual tradition has been going for well over 50 years and we heard stories of how Kingston adult residents who grew up in the area remember it from their childhood.

Our night was for Spear - a brilliant local charity that helps the homeless get back to living independently in the boroughs of Kingston as well as Richmond, Merton and Wandsworth.

With a 2 hour medley of everyone's favourite carols being broadcast from Santa's sleigh down the river roads of North Kingston, a fabulous troop of us & Santa hit the roads at pace to ring on every door bell in the area with our collecting tins...

Let them jingle, jingle pounds for Spear... or let it snow, let it snow, with pounds for Spear.

And it did! The awesome team of Martel, Jane and Simon from GoodGym, the fabulous fundraising team from Spear of Heidi and Bruce, other staff and volunteers from Spear and Round Table we estimate we jingled to the tune of over £500!

GoodGym would also like to say congrats to Heidi for doing so much in her time for Spear and wish her well in her new challenge at Hestia.

Photo credits: Heidi and Martel.

Report written by Jane Yelloly

Discuss this report

sign in to add a comment

Jane Yelloly
Led by Jane Yelloly

Love exercising to relax especially by running and cycling with other friendly folk. And love finding great food and drink treats after!

Runners helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the run report

    • Kingston upon Thames runner

Share the love

Join us on the next run

Creating a new community space for Kingston Road Recreation Ground

Monday 18:45 - 20:30
Led by Rachel White
The Quaker Centre

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Need help with a community project?

If you're a community organisation and have a physical task then we'd like to help.

Request a task

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more