#TeamKairos hit the streets!

The big day finally arrived! 13 members of Kairos, and some much appreciated supporters, set up camp in the Charity Village for the annual Coventry Fun Run. With a stall full of homemade cakes, well-loved books and great raffle prizes and a team of 10 runners ready to pound the pavements, we were proud to belong to #TeamKairos. The preparations for the event have been a real team effort; our service-users had made our awesome t-shirts in our WINGS group with the help of one of our trustees, volunteers & trustees ironed on logos, baked, joined our running club, gathered items for our stall, raised sponsorship and tweeted about the event and staff kept up the momentum with (almost) weekly blog posts about our gruelling training schedule. This is just one of the many reasons why I am so proud to work for Kairos WWT.

Here are some of the highlights of the day:
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The full #TeamKairos:

Natalie P, Sarah C, Jenny, Barbara, Sarah M, Lucia, Jane, Thea, Carole

Natalie C, Jen B, Emma & Alice

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The day starts with an ‘alternative warm-up’ by Friend of Kairos, Rita

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Barbara limbers up!

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It’s all smiles before we start running….

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Meanwhile Thea, Jane and Carole are making some sales!

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In the words of Neyo (see this blog post)…Let’s Go!

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And we’re off!

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Alice led us to victory but she’s so quick, even the photographer misses it! Here comes Sarah a near second….

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Not a million miles behind….we cross the finish line. That’s 50K in total between the team.

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Alice and Sarah M are so speedy they earn themselves medals!

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Emma and Lucia hang out with the Mayor

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Usain Bolt hasn’t got a patch on us!

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We did it!!!!!

We’re still a little way off our £500 target, but hope our photos might inspire you to sponsor the team. You can sponsor us online by clicking here. Today’s Fun Run starts a 12 month programme of fundraising and all donations will contribute to sustaining our services to marginalised women in Coventry.

Thank you to all of you who have already sponsored the team, who bought items from our stall and who came to support the event….Kairos WWT can do some amazing work in Coventry because you are behind us.

Photography by Alvin Leon