By the Power of the Magic Stick
16 GoodGymers made their way 5.1km to help the OVADA in Oxford.
- Wednesday, 29th of March 2023
- Led by Anwen Greenaway
Ovada are a non-profit gallery space with limited funding and a small staff team. Car park hire is a key source of income that enables them to run events, exhibitions of socially engaged work, and an education programme where they offer a number of subsidised and bursary places.
With only a small staff team it is hard to keep on top of maintenance, so they called in our GoodGym flash mob to get their car park area ship shape. Car park hire is a valuable source of income, so getting it tidied up is important to the gallery.
Bundled up against the spring showers we shovelled mud, raked leaves, shifted rubbish out for collection, weeded, pulled up nettles (achieving the first nettle sting of the year) and litter picked. Found tools (the magic stick) proved nearly as effective as proper tools and fitted with the mucking out vibe of the task. In little over an hour we filled 2 large builders' sacks with detritus (and could have filled several more), got an excellent upper-body workout, and we got a mini tour of the gallery space afterwards.
Ovada's website is here.
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Report written by Anwen Greenaway
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