Thrilla before the Hilla!
14 runners ran 6.5km to help the Richmond CVS and ETNA in Richmond.
- Monday, 28th of October 2019
- Led by Mark Barun
There was a creepy chill in the air on Monday evening as a fa-boo-lous fourteen assembled in Richmond town for a breath of fresh scare and some ghoulish do-gooding! Our mission for the evening was really pumpkin to talk about – creeping it real with a wicked combo of bulb-planting and leafleting for our lovely f(r)iends at the East Twickenham Neighbourhood Association.
Before setting off to ETNA, we celebrated HallowQueen Salwa’s 50th good deed then headed over to the Green for a warm-up. Mark had some devilish drills to run us through, including some scary spider walks and menacing monster walks, which really lifted our SPIRITS. Our very own Jack-o-lantern took care of back-marking, accompanied much of the way by Lewie who had picked up a nasty bug and spent much of the evening coffin...
Our run took us up Kings Road to the top of the hill, then back down and across the bridge through East Twickenham. At ETNA, ghostess with the mostest Vanessa greeted us and showed us around the jobs to be done. Most of the team were put on gardening detail, freshening up some beds and planters around the centre with some bloodcurdling bulbs, while the rest were assigned to leafleting for a Richmond CVS recruitment event for charity trustees, the East Twickenham Christmas Lights switch-on, and ETNA’s own weekly what’s on planner. At first we thought it was witch-ful thinking to delivering such a large number of leaflets, but we came frighteningly close to getting through them all. Definitely no lazy bones in the team.
Back at Whole Foods after an evening of skele-fun, we had a wobbly cool down and then (trick or) treated ourselves to some cake to celebrate Salwa’s 50th deed – well done again!
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