Not DUST SKIRTING Around the Issue
15 runners ran 6.6km to help the KCAH in Kingston upon Thames.
- Tuesday, 21st of January 2020
- Led by Mark Barun
It may have been cold and the traffic may have been gridlocked but that didn’t stop 14 keeno GoodGymers getting together on this wintery night in South London.
A brisk warm up from Mark helped get the blood pumping on such an icy evening. After much lunging and fast-paced stalker-walking, we primed our Stravas and were on our way through the streets of Kingston town to our task. We were off to help out the awesome KCAH (Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness) who offer so much in our community for the homeless. The task was to give the offices a good spruce up. The centre that once housed the Joel Project now runs a morning session named 'The Pathway' where those that need it can find some warmth, shelter and breakfast on these cold winter mornings.
After three icy kilometres through the back streets, we were thankful to be in the warmth ourselves and undertaking an indoor task this week. All set to get into our task and clean KCAH’s offices so after a brief introduction from the KCAH team, we split into groups and set to it. Cleaning windows, desks, computers, board rooms, kitchens, skirting boards... no task was too big or small for team GG. We even scrubbed at the mysterious stains left by some ominously “explosive” old army boots that were donated to the charity.
It’s amazing how quickly some of these tasks seem to take – one minute we were setting to it and then half an hour disappeared and we were gathering to head back to the Guildhall. We had a chance for the essential team photo before donning the gloves again and departing, leaving behind some very grateful KCAH employees and a much cleaner and fresher office space.
Welcome back for a second run at Kingston to Susi, Graham, Claire and Leticia - Great work all!
See you next week.
Report written by Dave White
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