Hackney

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Off our trolleys

8 runners ran to help the St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney.

  • Jo
  • Amy Foster
  • Alex Passa
  • Toyin
  • Clair Sim
  • Amy Foster
  • Sara Stella
  • Elena
 
Saturday, 7th of September 2019
 
Led by Clair Sim

7 goodgymers met at St Joseph’s hospice to help pack away their jumble sale in what has become a regular Hackney favourite. The sale takes place every quarter and gives this local charity a huge fundraising boost, with the takings often running into the tens of thousands of pounds. After I’d had a quick recce with task owner Emma, we split into 2 teams: upstairs and downstairs. Upstairs consisted mainly of bags of clothes and shoes which had to be brought down to the basement in our big blue trolleys. A bit of gymnastics was required to manoeuvre 3 trolleys and 4 GoodGymers into the lift at once but we soon had it mastered. Kudos to Amy for her bag stuffing skills in the store room, not an inch of space was wasted. Team downstairs cleared the books, bric-a-brac and assorted jumble in double quick time and we had the whole place cleared in under 90 minutes. The team were full of praise for team GoodGym so I’m sure we’ll be back for the next sale.

Report written by Clair Sim


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Peter Van Tongeren
Peter Van Tongeren
Saturday September 7th, 2019 20:45

Nice work Clair

Amy Foster
Amy Foster
Sunday September 8th, 2019 07:52

Nice one Clair! Good pun too ; ) : )

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