Kingston upon Thames

Community mission

Red is the brightest colour in the Rainbow (Trust us) Today!

9 GoodGymers made their way 1.0km to help the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Nicky West
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
  • Kate Haworth
  • Laura Waller
  • Rob Haworth
  • Matthew Carlton
  • Jaqueline
  • Lorena Miranda
  • Milla
 
Saturday, 9th of February 2019
 
Led by Kate Haworth

A group of volunteer runners gathered at the Sainsbury's in Kingston to do some bag packing for good(gym)ness sa(c)ke in exchange for donations to support the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity.

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness. The Family Support Workers provide a life line to these families and children. They bring support and help to families who so desperately need it at home, in hospital and in the community.

The first shift was filled by a team of seven spread across the row of tills to ask the customers if they would lettuce help them pack their shopping. A few grateful customers told us that they thought it was a grape idea and donated generously. While many customers were determined to stick to their own packing systems and declined our help, they did kindly donate anyway. Samia and Laura took on a new strategy and eagerly met customers approaching the tills to unpack their trolleys before they’d made it to the bagging stage! Nicky did an expert job with the photography in between her smiley bag packing duties. Since all tills were covered with help being offered, Rob found a more useful spot and stationed himself at the door with a donation pot, even convincing his mum to part with her change. While the packing jobs seemed light, some volunteers set out to scan the shop floor to hand out stickers from the Rainbow Trust to any children that keenly accepted them.

A big thank you to Sainsbury’s Surrey Basin for welcoming us to support the Rainbow Trust and giving us space to store our bags. Well done to everyone who was able to give their time this Saturday afternoon offering to pack customers' groceries for donations for this important charity. It was lovely to see Jacqueline, Milla, Lorena and Matthew (solo) joining us for their first community mission.

Report written by Kate Haworth


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Kingston upon Thames runner
Kingston upon Thames runner
Saturday February 9th, 2019 21:13

Great job on the run report Kate - thank you so much for coordinating this community mission! And I love how we are being marketed as fairly traded bananas 🍌 😂 (plus there's even a pun in the advert!!)

Richmond runner
Richmond runner
Monday February 11th, 2019 10:03

Awesome job guys!

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Kate Haworth
Led by Kate Haworth

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    • Kingston upon Thames runner
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    Lead a walking group to the task

    • Nicky West

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