100Good deeds



Next GroupRun Oxford City Farm
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Group run

Oxford City Farm

Wed 25 May 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Sheep! Chickens! Gardening!

We're revisiting Oxford City Farm - the site of the Aoife-approved 'best GoodGym task EVER'.

There will be various tasks around the site; gardening, watering, general tidying and maintenance etc

Please bring your own gardening gloves. Tools will be supplied if needed..

The City Farm is behind the Isis Care Home on Cornwallis Road. Meeting options:
If you would like to run to the task with the group meet in the car park of Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Road at 6pm. It’s a 1 mile run to Oxford City Farm.
Non-runners please meet us at the gate to the farm at 6:15pm. Location pin here.

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Mark went on a race

Town and Gown 2022

Sun 8 May
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

It was fab to see so many Goodgymers take part in the 40th Anniversary Town and Gown 10k!

Congratulations everyone!!

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Mark went on a party

Lord Mayor’s Charity Quiz Night

Fri 8 Apr

Mark is into his last few months as Lord Mayor of Oxford, so it would be great to support one of the few in-person events he’s been able to host at Oxford Town Hall.



Get your thinking caps on and put your knowledge to the test at the Lord Mayor of Oxford's Quiz Night on Friday 8 April 2022. Will you get your hands on the coveted Lord Mayor's Quiz Cup?

As well as a night of top trivia there will be some fantastic prizes up for grabs in the Charity Auction, with all proceeds going to the Lord Mayor's Chosen Charities (Oxfordshire Mind, Ark-T Centre, Wood Farm Youth Centre).

The on-site bar will be serving soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits, plus you can grab some delicious hot food for some added brain power (pre-order required).

A maximum of 6 players per team.

Tickets are £5.98 including the booking fee. If you would like to order a meal it is £15 extra.

  • Fragrant Thai Chicken or Vegetable Curry.
  • Middle-Eastern Lamb or Vegetable Tagine with Coriander & Pomegranate.
    All served with basmati rice and poppadoms.
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Mark has run 100 good deeds with GoodGym. Sat 19 Mar 2022

Mark has just reached another level: 100 good deeds with GoodGym. That's at least 100 times when they could have easily done something easier. But they didn't, Mark has kept going and going. Helping a lot of other people and getting a bit fitter at the same time. Congratulations Mark.

Mark went on a mission

Vaccination hero

Sat 19 Mar
Report written by Mark

Volunteering at the vaccination centre

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Mark has completed their first weekend mission. Sat 19 Mar 2022

Mark has forgone the usual weekend routine. Instead of lie-ins, roasts and strolls around the park Mark has dropped everything to run a GoodGym mission for someone who needed help. Respect

Mark has run their first missions with GoodGym. Sat 19 Mar 2022

Mark has just done something they've never done before. Mark has just run a mission; they've changed their running route and run to help someone who really needed their help.

Mark went on a community mission
Community mission

That's a wrapper for Magdalen Wood

Sat 19 Mar
Report written by Ben Foster

As part of the annual OxClean Spring Clean, we chose to take on the tough task of clearing Magdalen Wood in Wood Farm of any litter and discarded items. The bright sunshine and warm weather surprised quite a few Goodgymers with some layers of clothing needing to be removed before donning gloves and wielding litter pickers. We had some extra help too from Susan Brown, leader of Oxford City Council.

On the surface there wasn't too much litter but a little exploration off the beaten path revealed a whole range of rubbish. There was the standard array of drinks cans and crisp packets, including what looked like the leftovers of a party with 40-50 empty cans of cheap lager in one small area.

Other more unusual items included:

  • Records
  • Shoes
  • A very dashing gold and black dress (upping the class of clothing finds on litter picks)
  • A Henry Hoover casing
  • A bike wheel rim
  • Discarded needle stash (appropriately removed in sharps boxes and bio-hazard bags)
  • An Arsenal FC towel (probably worth discarding anyway...)
  • Lots of empty condom wrappers!

Magdalen Wood is a really nice place for walks and bike rides for locals so it's always a shame we find so much rubbish here. Hopefully the locals will be able to enjoy the area a bit more now with less rubbish littered around! ODS very helpfully picked up the laden bags and other rubbish items after we had finished.

Welcome to Ketai for joining for your first Goodgym session and hopefully see you again soon! Thank you to our Lord Mayor Mark for reaching his 100th Good and Amy for reaching her 50th before leaving for pastures new.

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Mark went on a mission

Litter pick

Fri 18 Mar
Report written by Mark

Cleaning up the streets of Cowley

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