Young Hearts Run for Free!
19 runners ran 5.0km to help the Clothes For Causes in Greenwich.
- Wednesday, 12th of February 2020
- Led by Sarah Place
19 awesome runners ran 5km and scaled multiple hills to help out at Clothes For Causes charity shop!
Quite a lot of films have been filmed in Greenwich. Because that's the thing about Greenwich, it's just bloomin' great for making films. I mean, Steven Spielberg and I were chatting once and he turned to me and said, 'I bloody wish we filmed Jaws in Greenwich, Alex'. And then there was that Patrick Swayze who knocked on my door and said, 'Alex, look, I know we filmed Dirty Dancing at that resort in Lake Lure, but we really should have done it on Deptford Creek!'
And it's that last true story that I really want to get at, dear reader, for Greenwich is just the best place for a certain type of film. The romantic film. A little part of London littered with Cupid's arrows. And this, as we lead up to St Valentine's Day, was how we began our evening of do-gooding in Greenwich this evening. In true GG Greenwich fashion, Sarah asked us to go around the circle and say our name, our number, and this week, our plans for Friday evening. And then we sort of did some running and do-gooding and all went home.
The end :)
Okay, FINE. Most of us are doing bloody nothing on Friday. NOTHING.
... anyway... enough of this silliness (blame brother Steve for taking so long to cook my post-GG dinner) for I have some rather excellent good-deeding to report. At exactly 5 past 7 this evening and with the night's initial low point all forgotten, a stream of red thunder hurtled down Trafalgar Road with the Clothes for Causes shop in its sights. If you haven't heard about Clothes for Causes, every year this lovely group distribute over 15,000 items to over 5000 people who need them. Brilliantly awesome.
Upon arrival, the lovely team shouted 'OLD STOCK OUT, NEW STOCK IN'. Well that was the gist of it anyway. And like a well-oiled-good-karma-seeking-machine, the GG Greenwich crew formed a human chain of good-deeding wonderfulness, with the bagged-up old stock swiftly passing down it and into the van. Having filled it up to the brim, with half the group having given the clothes rails a tidy and a spruce, and with plenty of time still on the clock, we said our goodbyes and popped on over to Maze Hill for a little pain good-natured-and-really-fun-hill-repetitions (although don't get me started on that time Sly Stallone sent me an MSN saying, 'Alex, that Cliffhanger film I were in should've been filmed on Maze Hill!'). Everyone did stunningly brilliantly in their reps up and down that rather endless incline!
With lactate in our muscles and nattering together, we headed back to the University for a stretch and a cool down. Nice one guys. And that... is a wrap. A lovely evening all!
Community missions coming up!
A few community missions to sink your teeth into over the next couple of weeks. No DBS check required!
Clear out the Crisis warehouse in Southwark this Saturday.
Prep and serve food at Mycenae House for the next Good Food In Greenwich Pop Up Kitchen on Thursday 20th Feb.
Be a mama or papa mermaid on Thursday 27th Feb and help some young girls in their 5k challenge!
Conservation work including sawing, lopping and digging at Vanbrugh Pits on 29th Feb.
Report written by Alex Murtough
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