Group run

By the Power of the Magic Stick

16 GoodGymers made their way 5.1km to help the OVADA in Oxford.

  • Ellie Evans
  • Anwen Greenaway
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Axelle
  • Aoife Fitzgerald
  • Matt Burton
  • Ben Foster
  • Hattie Elvins
  • Thomas Heath
  • Ben Gremson
  • Anja
  • Henry Gibson
  • Fred Collman
  • Suzy Bott
  • Rhi
  • Charlie Lay
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.

Good work everyone!
Welcome to GoodGym Charlie.

Report written by Anwen Greenaway

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Anwen Greenaway
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

GoodGymers helping out
  • Photographer

    Take photos for the session report

    • Aoife Fitzgerald
  • Back marker

    Make sure that no one is left behind

    • Aoife Fitzgerald

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