Tea-rrific work in Pen(ne)ge
5 runners ran 3.0km to help the Living Well in Bromley.
- Tuesday, 18th of February 2020
- Led by Louise Chambers
We were a little soggy and chilly so kept the warm up short, albeit with a few can-can-esque leg kicks thrown in for fun (and for the entertainment of the passing cars), before heading for the warmth and warm welcome from Rowena and team. We may have been a small group but we split into 3 to really get stuck in. Stephen helped Rowena clear, sort and clean the donation cupboard, Bradley and Tim tackled a mountain of pasta, sorting it into date order, whilst Emma and I did the same with many boxes of tea. Emma came up with a brilliant 'old or weird' label for one of our crates, most descriptive! Our super-sorters had soon finished, so Emma headed to the container to get some crates of pulses that also needed date checking and organising.
We decided to fore-go the fitness session to give Rowena as much of our time as possible, although lifting crates full of cans was a good test of both upper body and leg strength. Before we knew it, time was up and we returned the newly-sorted crates to the storage container and donation cupboard.
In true Tim style (how does he know so much random information?!), he told us that Penge meant sharp-bladed instrument in Hungarian.
As it's 'give it heart' month, we took advantage of a clean, dry floor to make a human heart, before heading back out into the cold and back to our start point.
Next week we're heading up the hill to return to the Crystal Palace St Christopher's charity shop, for some more rack and donation sorting, steaming and shelf polishing. Sign up here for some feel-good vibes on a Tuesday evening.
If you're in the mood for some more local goodness, sign-up to volunteer at Lloyd Park junior parkrun this coming Sunday, sign up here.
Looking further ahead, Danny from Hackney is looking for more volunteers to man a water-station at the Hackney half on Sunday 17th May. A big bonus is a free place at any of the upcoming Virgin Sport races. Find out more here.
Report written by Louise Chambers
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