Group Fitness Activities
Dust out your spell books and revise some classic halloween fiction, cause you’re gonna need it. The quiz starts at 7pm and will include a pumpkin carving round!
We’re rushing to beautify the roadsides of Oxford before the bulb-planting window passes for this year!
We've designated this a 'starter session' as it's particularly suitable as a first GoodGym task. Of course, seasoned GoodGymers are really welcome, and we'd love your help explaining about GoodGym to newcomers. We will have refreshments available.
Please bring a trowel/bulb planter if you have one and your own gardening gloves. Other tools will be supplied.
Meeting point: The Up in Arms pub, Marston Rd, OX3 0EN.
If you can’t stay for the whole session that’s no problem, every little helps!
Tonight we are litter picking around Rose Hill. There is often a lot of litter around The Oval and the estate surrounding it, and with both the community centre and the primary school in the area it would be a better example to the younger generation if it was litter free.
We know you love a good plog - one of our most satisfying tasks - let's get to work!
Litter pickers and bags will be provided but please bring your own gloves. As the evenings are dark now I suggest hi-vis if you have them, and headtorches would be helpful for everyone. I'll bring our portable lights and a couple of spare head torches.
* Anyone wishing to run to the task as a group please meet in the car park of the Richard Benson Hall, 276b Cowley Rd at 5:45pm. There will just be a running group this week as it is a little too far to get to Rose Hill in time if we walk. There won’t be a bag drop available but we can use the toilets. It is just under 2 miles to Rose Hill.
* If you would prefer to meet at the task please meet us at 6:15pm outside the Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole's Way, OX4 4HF
We have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a litter pick in Rose Hill starting at 6:15pm. It would be feasible to make it to 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.
Round 2 of bulb planting in Marston, and this time we were put to work along Marston Road. Clearly, we're pros now, so we barely needed the explanation of how best to get the daffodil bulbs in the ground before we got digging!
Splitting off into three spots we liberally speckled the verges with bulbs, with extra attention given to the grass bank and corner areas. There may have been some staging of funny photos (Matty, Bethan), the Lord Mayor bent my trowel with over-enthusiastic planting (I demand a solid gold replacement please Mark), and Jessy got to practice her newly re-acquired hopping skills for stomping the turf back over the top of the bulbs.
Our final Marston bulb planting session will be on Sunday 31st October. The timing has been set to allow for volunteering at Florence Park Junior Parkrun first, so if anyone is keen to do that too email firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing the roads of Marston awash with yellow in March!