Mark

Oxford

TaskForce

61Good deeds

61runs

292cheers

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4

Community Missions
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7

Group Runs
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Walking Groups
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Run reports
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Mark signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 24.3.21

Wed 24 Mar 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Alleviating food poverty

We're now into our 5th 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. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks from April, we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

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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Mark signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Packing food parcels 24.3.21

Wed 24 Mar 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're now into our 5th 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. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks in April we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

This task will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing the food parcels which the 6pm team will deliver the same evening. You will be needed for 1 - 1.5 hours.

Please wear a mask.

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Mark signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 17.3.21

Wed 17 Mar 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Alleviating food poverty

We're now into our 5th 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. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks from April, we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

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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Mark signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Packing food parcels 17.3.21

Wed 17 Mar 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're now into our 5th 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. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks in April we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

This task will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing the food parcels which the 6pm team will deliver the same evening. You will be needed for 1 - 1.5 hours.

Please wear a mask.

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Mark signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 10.3.21

Wed 10 Mar 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
Alleviating food poverty

We're now into our 5th 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. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks from April, we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

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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Mark signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Packing food parcels 10.3.21

Wed 10 Mar 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're now into our 5th 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. Whilst we hope to be able to offer a greater range of tasks soon, we're really pleased to be continuing to support Oxford Mutual Aid in their vital work.

This task will be based inside Richard Benson Hall preparing the food parcels which the 6pm team will deliver the same evening. You will be needed for 1 - 1.5 hours.

Please wear a mask.

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Mark went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

vaccination station

Thu 25 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

4 of GoodGym Oxford dream team helped at the South East Oxford Health Alliance coronavirus vaccination centre today. This week they have been administering the pfizer vaccine, so slightly more volunteers are needed on each shift due to the 15 minute observation period required after receiving the jab.

Good work keeping those queues rolling dream team!

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Mark went on a community mission
Community mission
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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Mark went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Vaccination Game

Wed 24 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

313 Pfizer vaccines administered during our 5 hour shift at the Leys Health Centre this morning. Always great to be involved in the coronavirus vaccination effort.

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Mark went on a training session
Training session
Oxford

Throw kindness around like confetti

Sun 21 Feb
Report written by Bethan Greenaway

Goodgymers are innately kind individuals, so it is no surprise that people stepped up to the plate for Random Acts of Kindness Day (well week really).

This week people have volunteered at vaccine centres, shopped for isolated individuals and families, plogged, bought supplies for foodbanks, delivered prescriptions, bought treats for colleagues, added messages of hope to the Cutteslowe Park Positivi-Tree, bought pancakes to help a charity and brought some canine joy to a Goodgym session. The list really does go on and on and gives me such a warm glow in my heart.

You are all wonderful.

A special mention this week goes to our very own Rob who is fundraising for Oxford Mutual Aid by running 7 half marathons in 7 days. That really is putting your daily exercise sessions to good use. PLEASE DON’T BREAK!!

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