Jessica Venkaya


1Good deeds



Jessica Venkaya signed up to a group run
Group run

Oxford Mutual Aid evening shift

Wed 15 Dec 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR

Our 2nd GoodGym flash mob at Oxford Mutual Aid's food bank tonight.

There’s lots to do:
* Wrapping Christmas gifts
* Portioning out bulk bags of rice, pasta, and other dry goods.
* Restocking the food shelves.
* Sorting through the fresh food and throwing out food waste.
* Breaking down cardboard boxes.
* Helping load up food parcels for delivery.
* Cleaning

We ask that you wear a mask inside the food bank.

Tonight we will meet at the task - Richard Benson Hall, 276b Cowley Rd - at 6pm. It’s next door to St Mary & St John church. There won’t be a run to the task but we will go for a 5k run afterwards if anyone wants to join that.

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Jessica Venkaya signed up to a group run
Group run

Meadow Lane Recreation Ground digathon

Wed 22 Sep 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Residents' gardening project

Some residents of Meadow Lane have formed a gardening group and are planning to plant up a strip 1m wide along the edge of Meadow Lane Recreation Ground. They have asked for a GoodGym flash mob to help them prepare the ground by digging out the turf and weeds in preparation for planting. A strip by the playground has been started, and we will extend this.

Sunset is at 7:04pm, so we will want to get working quickly, but Meadow Lane is street lit, which will extend our digging time.

Wheelbarrows, forks and spades will be provided. You may prefer to bring your own gardening gloves, but they aren't completely necessary for this task.

Meeting options:
* Anyone wishing to run or walk to the task as a group please meet in the car park of the Richard Benson Hall, 276b Cowley Rd at 6pm. There will be running and walking routes planned. There won’t be a bag drop available.
* If you would prefer to meet at the task please meet us on the corner of Jackdaw Lane and Meadow Lane at 6:10pm.

I am hoping to get a booking on the Roger Bannister Track for 7:45-8:15pm and will list that separately once it is confirmed.

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Jessica Venkaya has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 8 Sep 2021

Jessica 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.

Jessica Venkaya went on a group run
Group run

Potato pot-ah-to

Wed 8 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

The garden at the Highfield unit is looking WAY less bramble infested now after our regular work over the spring and summer. This last evening visit of the summer (and of the year!) was an opportunity for a good tidy-up before autumn sets in.

Weeding, raking, nettle pulling, and - of course - bramble lopping were the tasks of the night. We even found buried treasure as we unearthed some teeny tiny potatoes. We replanted them in hopes of a full crop next year.

Side note: only at GoodGym would the declaration "I found a potato!" receive the reply "What? another one?!".

Several of wheelbarrow loads of weeds and grass cuttings were removed, ideas discussed for perennials which might bring some colour to the planting next year, and we were all done before 7:30pm sunset.

We were grateful for water and juice from the ward staff - thank you!

Welcome back to Oxford Jessica L and congrats on your 10th Good Deed!

Well done on your 1st GoodGym Good Deed Jessica V.

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Jessica Venkaya went on a training session
Training session

Freestyling it

Mon 6 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

We went off piste on our evening walk. Maybe the sun went to our heads, or perhaps you just can't trust us without Rachael's leadership, but we spotted an intriguing-looking footpath and branched off our pre-planned route. We wandered over the fields, soaked up late summer sun, tried to befriend a ginger cat, and made a small detour into Wolvercote Cemetery to visit J R R Tolkien's grave.

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