Amy Bradshaw

Oxford

4Good deeds

4runs

15cheers

Amy Bradshaw went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Cake & cookies in Cowley

Wed 24 Feb
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!!

Far from hitting the terrible twos, tonight we celebrated in true Goodgym Oxford style by helping our local community and eating baked goods. In the last 2 years 2516 good deeds have been done by 238 runners (and walkers and cyclists). An amazing achievement, especially when you consider that half of this time we have been in the grip of a global pandemic!

It was so lovely to start our task in the light – actually seeing (half) of people’s faces was brilliant after what has seemed like a never-ending winter. It won’t be long until we are starting and finishing our evenings in the light – spring is a-springing!!

Oxford Mutual Aid recently featured on ITV news trying to highlight just how important the work that they do is. Demand for emergency food parcels and the general week-to-week deliveries are on the rise, and so the time that we give them is vital and gratefully received. OMA have paired with some wonderful local suppliers and restaurants; The Kitchen Collective, Taste Tibet, and most recently Syrian Sisters, all of whom provide delicious, nutritious meals which go out in the parcels we deliver. This week we delivered 40 regular and 4 emergency parcels. These deliveries helped 59 adults and several children and babies.

A huge thanks to Anwen and Martha for the delicious vegan treats and welcome to Esmee who chose an excellent evening to join us! We hope to see you again soon. A 'dedication to GoodGym' award has to go to Jessy for coming to help tonight despite being on crutches. Following in Aoife's hop-steps there!

And finally, many virtual pats on the back and foot rubs go to Rob who managed to drag himself along tonight despite finishing his amazing challenge of running 7 half marathons in 7 days to raise money for OMA. We think that you are brilliant, potty, but brilliant. Now go and have a nap!

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Amy Bradshaw signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 24.2.21

Wed 24 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
It's our birthday!

This week we mark GoodGym Oxford's 2nd Birthday!! We launched in Oxford on 20th February 2019. Shame we can't have a party, but HOORAY for 2 years old!!

This 6pm task will be delivering food parcels within walking distance of Richard Benson Hall. We will divide into small groups to deliver in different areas. No-one will be asked to deliver on their own. We will stagger your arrival times at the hall, and you will receive an email on Wednesday (around lunchtime) to let you whether to arrive at 6pm or 6:15pm.

Please wear a mask when you arrive at the hall to collect the food parcels and when you drop them off with the recipient.

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Amy Bradshaw has cheered 10 times. Mon 15 Feb 2021

Amy has helped keep other people motivated, Amy has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Amy.

Amy Bradshaw went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Top banana

Mon 15 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

A Sunday request for help saw 5 GoodGymers rock up to Kidlington on Monday afternoon to help Cherwell Larder.

We unloaded 4 vehicles full of food from Oxford Foodbank, stacked it away in the storage area, helped set up the stock in the main hall for market day on Friday, and portioned out chocolate covered bananas (possibly our stickiest job so far this year).

It was really interesting to see how Cherwell Larder work to tackle food poverty in North Oxford and surrounding villages. Their Friday market day is popular, with a couple of hundred people coming to the hall to select the food they need, and the larder also deliver supplies to 500 people, many of whom are shielding. They supply cooked meals, meal kits, and recipe suggestions alongside the regular food parcels. It's a very impressive operation!

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Amy Bradshaw signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Unloading food deliveries

Mon 15 Feb 14:00 pm
Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxford, OX5 1AB
for Cherwell Larder in Kidlington

Cherwell Community Larder currently work out of a barn on the Exeter Hall complex in Kidlington, from where they supply food parcels and reheatable meals to dozens of families in North Oxford and the surrounding villages.

They have lots of deliveries coming in on Monday afternoon and have sent out an SOS to us for some last minute help to unload and put away the deliveries.

Address: Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1AB The Barn is at the back of the site. As you enter from the Oxford Road head through the car park then down the track between the Youth Centre and the Bowls Club. You will see the barn by the playground in the further car park.

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Amy Bradshaw went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Ice, Rice, Baby parcels

Wed 10 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Showing my age with the report title?!

Tonight we packed 43 parcels of food, cleaning products, toiletries and baby essentials (nappies, baby food, formula). Those parcels will support 61 adults in Oxford and their children, helping them to make it through another difficult week in lockdown. We delivered 31 parcels between us, with others collected by recipients or other OMA volunteers.

We're getting familiar with some of the Wednesday evening regulars now, and some are quite keen to chat. Tonight's feedback was gratitude for the flowers that we included in parcels a couple of weeks ago which serendipitously were delivered just a couple of days before the recipient's birthday, thanks for including lots of corned beef (a favourite), and a query about if we were Olympic athletes (slight disappointment that we're not).

Last week in total Oxford Mutual Aid packaged and delivered 205 regular food parcels, which reached 378 adults, 259 children and 36 babies, plus 51 emergency parcels . Through Kitchen Collective, they made 502 meals, delivering these to a total of 145 households. Taste Tibet, Wadham College and Jam Factory also helped make 370 additional meals this week.

It's great to be involved!

Welcome Holly and Ruth - great to have along on your first GoodGym evening!

Well done Anna for reaching 50 Good Deeds, and also to Alex for reaching the 10 Good Deed milestone.

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Amy Bradshaw signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries 10.2.21

Wed 10 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're now into our 4th consecutive month of Wednesdays at Oxford Mutual Aid. It's proved to be a valuable partnership for us and provided crucial extra help for Oxford Mutual Aid through this COVID lockdown winter. It has kept us busy and connected with each other, and enabled Oxford Mutual Aid reach more people with deliveries of food and other essentials.

This 6pm task will be delivering food parcels within walking distance of Richard Benson Hall. We will divide into small groups to deliver in different areas. No-one will be asked to deliver on their own. We will stagger your arrival times at the hall, and you will receive an email on Wednesday (around lunchtime) to let you whether to arrive at 6pm or 6:15pm.

Please wear a mask when you arrive at the hall to collect the food parcels and when you drop them off with the recipient.

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Amy Bradshaw has has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Wed 3 Feb 2021

Amy completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Amy was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Amy Bradshaw has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 3 Feb 2021

Amy is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.

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