Natasha Turner

Oxford

3Good deeds

3runs

9cheers

Natasha Turner went on a group run
Group run
Oxford

Digging deep for an un-frog-gettable pun

Wed 22 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Meadow Lane residents have formed a gardening group and are planning some guerrilla gardening along the edge of Meadow Lane Recreation Ground. Last night the GoodGym flash mob was called in to help clear the ground and get it closer to the point where it can be planted up.

Spreading out all along the lane we hauled out long grass, nettles, litter, burdock, and bindweed, tripping to and fro across the recreation ground with wheelbarrows to dispose of the detritus amongst the nettles on the Aston's Eyot side. A couple of frogs/toads were rehomed in a more peaceful spot (anyone know how to tell which is which?), and needles and glass carefully excavated and disposed of safely.

The residents had expected us to just clear one section, but with our bumper turnout we managed to do a MUCH longer section of the lane than they'd anticipated, almost joining up with the area near the playground which has already been beautifully planted up with cottage garden flowers.

We've received heartfelt thanks for our efforts: "Thank you so much for the amazing work you guys did on Meadow Lane tonight! It will make a beautiful public space for all to share."

Definitely one to watch in the spring - what will pop up in the new flowerbeds along Meadow Lane?

Welcome Shati - great to meet you!

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Natasha Turner went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Packing in the Good Deeds

Wed 22 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

6 GoodGymers packed a couple of dozen food parcels at the Oxford Mutual Aid Food Bank on Wednesday afternoon.

Here are some stats about Oxford Mutual Aid:

  1. With your help, OMA have delivered over 11,000 food parcels, and over 20,000 meals since launching in March 2020.

  2. OMA's regular deliveries of food, baby supplies and other essentials support to 286 households, going to 529 adults, 278 children, and 85 babies.

  3. Over the last month Oxford Mutual Aid sent out 285 emergency food parcels, which went to 532 adults, 137 children, and 85 babies, and over 400 Kitchen Collective meals (precooked meals) were prepared, going to 81 households.

  4. A further 50 parcels go to clients of St. Mungo’s and residents in temporary accommodation every week.

  5. Oxford Mutual Aid supply food to several local community groups, charities and larders including Syrian Sisters, South Asian Women’s Voice, St. Mungo’s, the Porch, the Gatehouse, Food for Charities, Botley Larder, AGE UK, Dementia Oxfordshire and Florence Park Community Centre.

  6. In total OMA provides support to over 2,000 people every week, which is over 1% of Oxford’s population.

This is only possible because of YOU and the other amazing volunteers.

Welcome Liz and Sonia - really good to meet you!

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Natasha Turner signed up to a group run
Group run
Oxford

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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Natasha Turner signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 22.9.21

Wed 22 Sep 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task at Meadow Lane Recreation Ground starting at 6:10pm. 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 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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Natasha Turner has earned their community cape by completing their first community mission. Wed 15 Sep 2021

Natasha completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Natasha was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.

Natasha Turner has done their first good deed with GoodGym. Wed 15 Sep 2021

Natasha 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.

Natasha Turner went on a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

CAN do attitude

Wed 15 Sep
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Another Wednesday, another busy shift packing food parcels at the Oxford Mutual Aid food bank.

Oxford Mutual Aid are the only source of emergency food support available in Oxford. Last week Oxford Mutual Aid packed and delivered 295 food parcels reaching 986 people, including 564 adults, 289 children and 86 babies. Their Kitchen Collective program supplied 250 meals to 83 households, and they also provided food for 43 adults recently rehoused in hostel accomodation AND 26 extra parcels for Syrian Sisters and Oxfordshire Asian women's voice.

Thank you all for your contribution to this big team effort.

Welcome Natasha - it was good to meet you!

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Natasha Turner signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Oxford

Preparing Food parcels 15.9.21

Wed 15 Sep 16:30 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
At Oxford Mutual Aid food bank

We have 2 tasks tonight. This is the early shift at Oxford Mutual Aid, and there will also be a task at South Ward Allotments (near Redbridge Park & Ride) starting at 6:15pm. It would be feasible to make it to both if you want a full evening of GoodGyming, as long as you're happy to run or cycle between the two (walking wouldn't be quick enough, sorry!).

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 4pm, so feel free to turn up any time between 4pm and 4:30pm.

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