Ffion Price

Oxford

6Good deeds

6runs

22cheers

Ffion Price went on a community mission
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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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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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Ffion Price has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 17 Feb 2021

Ffion is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

Ffion Price went on a community mission
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Herb your Enthusiasm

Wed 17 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

48 parcels packed and delivered tonight; 42 for regular recipients and 6 emergency parcels. That's an all time high for us on a Wednesday evening, but you all took it in your stride and rose to the challenge.

On Random Act of Kindness Day you have made the world a better place for 62 adults plus their children and babies.

Packing parcels, restocking the shelves, unpacking deliveries and donations, dog walks...it was all going on tonight. Thanks for being the best and most helpful team in town!

Well done to Morgan and Georgia for reaching the 10 Good Deeds milestone this week.

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Ffion Price signed up to a community mission
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Parcel deliveries 17.2.21

Wed 17 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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Ffion Price has cheered 10 times. Wed 11 Nov 2020

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

Ffion Price went on a community mission
Community mission
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Souper Stars

Wed 11 Nov
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

28 parcels of food and essential supplies to pack.
5 GoodGymers.
1.5 hours.

Can we do it? Yes we can!

We picked out baby toys and clothes, nappies, frozen meals, bread, fresh veggies, tins and dried foods, carefully paying attention to food preferences and allergies. We even had a little time to spare before the delivery team started to arrive.

Welcome back Rachael - lovely to see you again!

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Ffion Price went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

GoodGym came in 2 by 2, hurrah, hurrah!

Wed 28 Oct
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Oxford Mutual Aid have been doing awesome work addressing food poverty in Oxford.

They provide free reheatable meals, emergency food parcels, and regular food deliveries, amongst other things. Although there may be points to make about the tragedy of this being necessary, we are very fortunate to have them here to support those in need in our city.

We made contact with Oxford Mutual Aid to offer our help only a couple of weeks ago and they have embraced our team with enthusiasm and appreciation. Having GoodGym help pack parcels and making regular food deliveries on their behalf enables them to get people off their waiting list and into the system receiving regular free food parcels. It also takes the pressure off their volunteer delivery drivers so they can focus on the larger parcels and addresses further afield.

We received our list of deliveries on Tuesday night, with an emergency addition on Wednesday, and divvied them up between our team. Most set off in pairs, with the exception of Team Microwave, who with food AND a microwave to deliver were allowed an extra pair on their delivery route. Whilst not quite what they may have been expecting to deliver tonight, their extra effort to get the microwave to the address means that person can now have hot food, whereas they previously had no cooking facilities.

A few of our GoodGym crew remained behind at Richard Benson Hall to make up further parcels and get the shelves restocked.

I hope you all enjoyed your walk and chat and that you got to know someone new tonight :-) I was very impressed by the snazzy masks you all wore!

Whilst it isn't our normal way to return to the same task week-in-week-out, this is a vital task and has never been more needed than it is now, so we are going to make this a regular Wednesday evening task. I'm certain we will be a highly-efficient food delivery machine! Options to help other projects will be available on other days, so there will still be plenty of variety to choose from.

A warm welcome to Alexandra and Rebecca who joined us for the first time tonight.

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Oxford Mutual Aid parcel deliveries

Wed 28 Oct 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Delivering food parcels to people

Oxford Mutual Aid are helping people in need in Oxford:
* Providing food parcels and hot meals.
* Providing items like baby products, toiletries, and masks
* Collecting prescriptions, running errands
* Signposting to other services where needed

They need lots of volunteers to provide this help to people, and they’ve asked for our help to pack and deliver food parcels on Wednesday evening.

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.

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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