Community mission

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

31 runners ran to help the Oxford Mutual Aid in Oxford.

  • Claire Thomson
  • Kayleigh Tompkins
  • Rob Edinburgh
  • Stu Belcher
  • Isabella Collins
  • Lorenzo
  • Bethan Greenaway
  • Jo Milton
  • Ruth
  • Trev
  • Morgan Wilkinson
  • Julia
  • Sarah
  • Sarah Morris
  • Sarah McFadden
  • Angus Grant
  • Vicky Arnold
  • Ben Foster
  • Louise Hall
  • Tamasine Saunders
  • Chris Wade
  • Georgia Mason
  • Anna Bosher
  • Jocasta Patel
  • Katie Fellows
  • Zoe
  • Samantha Drewett
  • Oxford runner
  • Alistair Sterling
  • Ruth Appeltant
  • Ariane Petit
Wednesday, 17th of March 2021
Led by Anwen Greenaway

By the last light of the day 31 GoodGymers gathered beside a church on the Cowley Road.
At 5:45pm a watch beeped and -pop! - out of the Richard Benson Hall came a red-clad and very bossy group leader.
She started to look at the food parcel delivery list...

Who's here so far?

At 5:50pm the first food parcels left to be delivered.
But there was still more to do.

At 6pm bike panniers and rucksacks were filled.
But there was still more to do.

At 6:05pm asparagus and ragu were added to the parcels.
But there was still more to do.

At 6:10pm 5 food parcels went out in a flurry of activity.
But there was still more to do.

At 6:15pm the last of the regular food parcels went out of the door.
But there was still more to do!

At 6:30pm Emergency food parcels were loaded up, crates were stacked away, shelves were restocked, cardboard was broken down, meals were put in the fridge, fruit and vegetables were sorted out, buns were emptied, and stock levels reported.......

The team started to feel tired.

So the GoodGymers ate a whole Colin the Caterpillar. And they started to perk up, giving them the energy to run home and recover from their exertions....

.....so that they can do it all over again next Wednesday evening.

39 food parcels were packed and delivered on Wednesday night, which will help 50 adults, plus several children and babies.

Well done Angus on completing your 50th Good Deed!

Check out The Very Hungry Caterpillar here.

Report written by Anwen Greenaway

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Bethan Greenaway
Bethan Greenaway
Thursday March 18th, 2021 11:04

In the words of Beyoncé: you’re not bossy, you’re the boss xx

Oxford runner
Oxford runner
Thursday March 18th, 2021 11:47

Love the hunger caterpillar vibe! 🐛😊

Oxford runner
Oxford runner
Thursday March 18th, 2021 11:48

**hungry d'oh!

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Anwen Greenaway
Led by Anwen Greenaway

Goodgym Coordinator for Oxford. Trail runner, often muddy.

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