Remember, Remember the 5th of November - Cute T-shirts and Onesies for Tots!
6 runners ran 7.6km to help the The Nest Project in Bath.
- Tuesday, 5th of November 2019
- Led by Sam Ollason
A group of GoodGym volunteers put their running shoes on and ran out to The Nest Project in Bath to help them sort some donated toddler and baby clothes. We ran over 7km in total and got loads of good work done!
Despite the cold weather we still meet outside the leisure centre in the middle of Bath. After catching up on the latest news and advertising the pub quiz social that is being held tonight we got under way with a warm up. This is one of our longer runs and we wanted to make sure our legs were ready for what lay ahead.
Off with a bang!
We took a route through the centre of Bath and along Upper Bristol Road. We usually run along the river path when going to The Nest but it is far too dark at this time of year, sadly. However, although we didn't have any great views of nature on our route we were treated to a host firework displays as we ran. Last night it was the 5th November, commonly known as Guy Fawkes night, and lots of people had gathered for firework displays across Bath.
We met our hosts at The Nest Project, based in Lower Weston. The volunteers there take in donations of toddler clothes, prams and toys that are then passed on to anyone in need. They open each Friday 10am-2pm to the public and they regularly get up to 25 families there each week. It's a great way to help people in need and also a great way to reuse materials and help the environment.
Sort it out!
Our task tonight was to sort girls clothes into different boxes. There were boxes for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months. There was a whole mountain of clothes there before we started and four tidy and organised boxes when we finished!
There were some miscellaneous items that were put aside. We found some Christmas items, some wee little booties and some onesies (that actually looked really comfortable).
After storing the boxes safely away, we thanked our hosts and ran back to the leisure centre. On our way back we admired a fantastic firework display in Prior Park.
Thanks to Pip and her team for hosting us for the evening! We had a great time and it was a great way to look after our physical and mental health at the same time. Thanks to Allie and Emily for backmarking for us and thanks to Emily for the pun this week!
Report written by Sam Ollason
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