Shelf-determination at Growbaby

5 GoodGymers made their way 5.0km to help the Growbaby in Kingston upon Thames.

  • Dave White
  • Rachel White
  • Claire Dunne
  • Catherine Fitzgerald
  • Kingston upon Thames runner
Tuesday, 14th of February 2023
Led by Rachel White

Valentine's Day and what better way to spend the evening than running to GrowBaby to share the love. Jade, Rachel, Dave, Catherine and Claire met at the Quaker Centre for a warm up in the car park. We ran 2.5km round Fairfield and through the back streets to the Hub where Growbaby has their sessions. We met up with Tanya and Litza, the managers of Growbaby, and after a quick chat we got to work.

We were tasked with building a new shelving unit but to do that we had to move baby and toddler equipment upstairs, where Tanya sorted it into piles to keep or throw as unfortunately some of the donated items were missing vitals parts. After a space had been made and the floor vacuumed, Catherine and Dave got the mallets and set to work building the shelving unit. Claire and Jade sorted the shoes into pairs and sizes as some of them had walked off by themselves.

Rachel and Litza organised the boxes and measured areas to try and work out where the rest of the stuff should be stored. Thanks to GoodGym one of the downstairs areas is almost completely organised - but there is one room left to go! More missions for another month.

What a lovely evening. We tidied up and left GrowBaby in a slightly more organised state. Then we hit the streets and went off to The Albion for a GoodGym date night.

Report written by Rachel White

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Rachel White
Led by Rachel White

I am the area activator for Kingston Upon Thames. Keen to keep moving and improving.

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    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Dave White

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