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Trend Sweaters

10 GoodGymers made their way to help the Narthex Sparkhill in Birmingham.

  • Tom Oliver
  • Louise Portelly
  • Birmingham runner
  • Sofeen
  • Klyne Peralta
  • Amy
  • Isabella Davies
  • Samuel Walon
  • Rose Perkins
  • Ariel Velasco
 
Monday, 3rd of October 2022
 
Led by Birmingham runner

Tonight we had a fantastic turnout as 10 GoodGymer's helped out Narthex at Sparkhill Clothes Bank.

This included 5 new GoodGymers Rose, Isabella, Samuel, Klyne and Ariel which was amazing - give them a cheer!

We were greeted by Beks who gave us a great introduction and highlighted the really important work that Narthex undertake, including providing urgently needed clothes to people being discharged from hospital, victims of domestic violence and generally to people in need.

We helped with the clothes bank side of things today which comprised going through bags of donations and sorting them by items of clothing and size etc. It was a great collective effort and we managed to learn the ropes and sort through lots of bags of donated items.

Rose was a pro and was telling us how she runs a nationwide declutter and reselling agency which enables people on low incomes to make money from their clothes.

It was great to have Izzy and Sam along and they immediately got stuck in and diligently sorted through the clothes (and it was good to also have another member from the south coast, with Sam from sunny Bournemouth).

It was also great to have Klyne and Ariel along for the first time and they worked tirelessly on sorting through various bags of assorted clothes.

Sofeen and Louise equally worked hard and were also having a good bit of banter and sarcasm between them! Sofeen couldn't resist a characteristic photo with his biceps and Louise was great at advising people like me what various Ladies clothes sizes translated to in number form.

Tom was 'bearly awake' whilst sorting but doing a fantastic job and commented his mum would be impressed he was actually folding clothes!

Last but by no means least, Amy showed great sorting skills as she made her way through various bags and was great at organising piles for the different items and sized clothes.

We had a great time and look forward to getting involved with future missions.

Report written by Birmingham runner


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