Moving mountains on Give & Gain Day

So many people helped out on Friday - and there was no lower age limit.

So many people helped out on Friday – and there was no lower age limit.

Despite all the build-up, Friday’s Give & Gain Day with Flamingo London still managed to surpass expectations.

The weather, as everyone commented, was spectacular.  But so, too, were the workers, the goodwill, the donations, the lunch and of course, what we managed to achieve on the day.  Here’s a glimpse:

Remember the playground before works began?

Remember the playground before works began?

This is a snap of how (part) of it looked at the end of Friday - a different place!

This is a snap of how (part) of it looked at the end of Friday – a different place, though with one mountain still to move…

And these are some of the people who did it: Tufnell Park School loves you!

And these are some of the people who did it: Flamingo, Tufnell Park School loves you!

Our new friends at Flamingo commented that in eight years of Give & Gain days, they’d never been so well looked after, nor had so many of their hosts turn out to work alongside them. Tufnell Park School, we should feel proud.

There are so many people to thank and luckily we’ve got some really great pictures, so Give & Gain Day will have its own page where we can do it properly. Look out for that shortly.

For now, special thanks to Chris Stevens‘ Holloway Road branch for slashing their price on paint and brushes for us, just when it looked as if we weren’t going to make ends meet after all.

And for those of you who raised money specially for the great, green doughnut… it’s coming… it really is coming…