Claire

Oxford

11Good deeds

11runs

35cheers

Claire went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Getting a jump on Thursday

Wed 26 Jan
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Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Oxford Mutual Aid is a grassroots network which was established, like many similar groups, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their practices are rooted in Mutual Aid principles - that only when we share and redistribute, and support each other, will everyone in our community have access to the resources they need. The food bank is a 7 days per week operation, almost entirely run my volunteers, redistributing food to people who are struggling across Oxford.

Last week OMA delivered food parcels to 670 people in 238 households, including 390 adults, 210 children and 70 babies. These are people who receive food support from the food bank every week. In addition to the regular deliveries they also provided 22 food parcels to people experiencing homelessness rehoused at the YHA Oxford, and supported approximately 30 households through their work with the Syrian Sisters and Oxford Asian Womenโ€™s Voice.

Requests for emergency help with food continue to be worryingly high. 105 Emergency food parcels were supplied to 258 people between Monday and Sunday last week.

Our regular Wednesday shift has been a little quieter for parcel packing in the last couple of weeks thanks to some reorganisation of delivery routes, so this week we were asked to finish prepping the Wednesday evening deliveries and then make a start on getting the food parcels ready for Thursday. The daytime shifts are usually a bit lower on volunteer numbers, so getting ahead by preparing the tins, bread, dried goods, fruit and vegetables the night before takes the pressure off the Thursday morning team.

Well done everyone, particularly our less experienced and new parcel-packers. There's a lot to take in for this task and you all did a great job!

Welcome to GoodGym Laura and Ruby.

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Claire signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 26.1.22

Wed 26 Jan 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We will have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task for the larger group at the same location starting at 6pm. It would be possible to do both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming.

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from about 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Claire has done a 6 month mission streak. Sun 9 Jan 2022

Claire just completed a six month streak of doing missions. Thatโ€™s so many bags of garden rubbish cleared and jobs done to help someone out and put a smile on their face. Give Claire a cheer to encourage them to keep up the good work.

Claire has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Sun 9 Jan 2022

Claire has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Claire went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

New year junior Parkrun! 2022

Sun 9 Jan
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Report written by Trev

Florence ๐—ท๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ป ๐Ÿ† ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ #๐Ÿฐ8

all the event photos are here

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€: 75 juniors crossed the finish line, included some first timers and tourists! Well done everyone and we hope to see you again soon! ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ

๐—ฉ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€: 22 hi-vis heroes helped out this week, thank you all ๐Ÿ™ Including 7 from GoodGym : Polly and Sarah helped marshal, Trev brought instruments and did the Run Directing, Ruth lead the warm up, Ben gave the first timers briefing, Rachael made sure no-one was left behind tail walking, Claire completed here 10th GoodGym Good Deed and her first time helping at JPR!

We always welcome new volunteers, whether you want to help out regularly or just as a one-off (or with GoodGym on the first Sunday of the month). ๐Ÿ“ฅ Drop us an email at florencepark-juniors@parkrun.com

๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: it was a little slippy and icy but the sun shone through here in Oxford ๐ŸŒฅ ๐Ÿ˜Š #loveparkrun. A few Parkrun's were too icy to go ahead! Do be careful not to run too fast when its slippy and well done to all kids and parents for navigating the course!

๐— ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€: Kids get a FREE band reward when they reach : ๐ŸŒฑ 11 junior parkruns: half marathon wristband ๐ŸŒฟ 21 junior parkruns: marathon wristband ๐ŸŒณ 50 junior parkruns: ultra marathon wristband

Drop us an email at florencepark-juniors@parkrun.com if your junior is due to receive a wristband - we'll add them to our list to present when you next pay us a visit.

Well done to Arthur, Elspeth for their half marathon bands, and also to Ivy for their Marathon band!

Trev

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Claire signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Junior Parkrun Florence Park

Sun 9 Jan 08:45 am
Florence Park, Florence Park, Oxford , OX4 3JZ
helping young people get fit!

Helping out Florence Park Junior Parkrun you can marshal or if you've done it before and want to try tail walking or bar code scanning let me know!

please let me know your PR barcode so we can give you a credit for helping!

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Claire went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Never Miss A Wednesday

Wed 29 Dec
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Report written by Anwen Greenaway

It might be that disorientating time between Christmas and New Year when time loses all meaning and you aren't quite sure what day of the week it is, but 6 GoodGymers set their alarms for 4:30pm Wednesday to meet our commitments with the food bank.

We finished packing the day's food parcels ready for delivery, sorted the fruit and veg to weed out all the mouldy items, emptied out of date food from the fridges, restocked the shelves, and helped load up cars for the various delivery routes.

It was a calm shift with an early finish; a post-Christmas miracle!

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Claire signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 29.12.21

Wed 29 Dec 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

There wonโ€™t be task for the larger group this Wednesday, but weโ€™ll maintain our commitment to the food bank. Afterall, people donโ€™t stop needing food between Christmas and New Year!

We will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing food parcels in the food bank and helping the delivery drivers load them into their cars. We will do some restocking of the shelves too if there's time.

Please wear a mask. Anwen will be at the hall from about 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Claire has cheered by other people 25 times. Wed 8 Dec 2021

Claire is part of a crowd that's making a huge noise. Claire has been cheered by 25 people - that's a round of applause just on their own. We hope they keep it up.

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