Bridging a gap

1 GoodGymer made their way to help their local community in Oxford.

  • Alice
Friday, 14th of August 2020
Led by Alice

Mrs J has been receiving ongoing support with her weekly shops over the past couple of months from Hero's at Oxford Hub. While she was waiting for her new volunteer to begin next week I was able to get her weekly shop again! Lots of rich tea biscuits for her little dog (and carrots!), and lots of snacks, ready meals, and supplies for Mrs J.

I waited while Mrs J put away the freezer and important fridge items, but after dropping the bags off and taking her little dog for a wander down the road, I then gave Mrs J a phone call to explain items in the rest of the bags, as he is heavily visually impaired. From experience, ripping or defacing items that have a similar shape but are different (IE tins of soup or different flavour ready meals) is a big boost to Mrs J, as she can identify what shes eating rather than having to plat Russian roulette with her food.... and having to eat a tin of custard in place of chicken soup for dinner!

From the pictures, you can see my own dogs at their watch post watching me load all the yummy food into the car and driving away with it (to their disappointment!)

Hope you've all been enjoying doing good deeds in the wet wet wet (and relinquishing the cool cool cool!).

Extra dogs pictures for extra fun! The perks of working from home!

Report written by Alice

Discuss this report

Anwen Greenaway
Anwen Greenaway
Sunday August 16th, 2020 19:09

Definitely always appreciate extra dog pictures!

sign in to add a comment

Share the love

Get your mission on

What are you waiting for?

Find a mission

Join us on the next run

OxClean Spring Clean week

Wednesday, 6th of March 2024 18:00 - 19:30
Led by Anwen Greenaway
Warneford Hospital

Find out more

Become a member

with an optional monthly donation

  • Run, walk, or cycle to help older people
  • Access sessions across the country
  • Claim your GoodGym t-shirt

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more