Tamasine Saunders

Oxford

13Good deeds

13runs

37cheers

Tamasine Saunders signed up to a community mission
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Oxford

Parcel deliveries for OMA 3.3.21

Wed 3 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 soon, 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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Tamasine Saunders went on a community mission
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Oxford

Herb your Enthusiasm

Wed 17 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

48 parcels packed and delivered tonight; 42 for regular recipients and 6 emergency parcels. That's an all time high for us on a Wednesday evening, but you all took it in your stride and rose to the challenge.

On Random Act of Kindness Day you have made the world a better place for 62 adults plus their children and babies.

Packing parcels, restocking the shelves, unpacking deliveries and donations, dog walks...it was all going on tonight. Thanks for being the best and most helpful team in town!

Well done to Morgan and Georgia for reaching the 10 Good Deeds milestone this week.

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Parcel deliveries 17.2.21

Wed 17 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're now into our 4th 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.

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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Tamasine Saunders went on a community mission
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Ice, Rice, Baby parcels

Wed 10 Feb
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Showing my age with the report title?!

Tonight we packed 43 parcels of food, cleaning products, toiletries and baby essentials (nappies, baby food, formula). Those parcels will support 61 adults in Oxford and their children, helping them to make it through another difficult week in lockdown. We delivered 31 parcels between us, with others collected by recipients or other OMA volunteers.

We're getting familiar with some of the Wednesday evening regulars now, and some are quite keen to chat. Tonight's feedback was gratitude for the flowers that we included in parcels a couple of weeks ago which serendipitously were delivered just a couple of days before the recipient's birthday, thanks for including lots of corned beef (a favourite), and a query about if we were Olympic athletes (slight disappointment that we're not).

Last week in total Oxford Mutual Aid packaged and delivered 205 regular food parcels, which reached 378 adults, 259 children and 36 babies, plus 51 emergency parcels . Through Kitchen Collective, they made 502 meals, delivering these to a total of 145 households. Taste Tibet, Wadham College and Jam Factory also helped make 370 additional meals this week.

It's great to be involved!

Welcome Holly and Ruth - great to have along on your first GoodGym evening!

Well done Anna for reaching 50 Good Deeds, and also to Alex for reaching the 10 Good Deed milestone.

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Tamasine Saunders signed up to a community mission
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Parcel deliveries 10.2.21

Wed 10 Feb 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're now into our 4th 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.

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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Tamasine Saunders went on a community mission
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Oxford

Coach Peggy and the Dream Team

Wed 27 Jan
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

It was a big team effort tonight to pack and deliver an all time high of 46 parcels of food and other essentials this last Wednesday of Lockdown January. Tonight you helped 64 adults, 11 children, and several babies.

Peggy-pup kept us all in order (no slacking when Peggy's watching) and Victoria sponge cake kept us energised, so even a bit of drizzle couldn't slow us down.

The evening felt very busy, but worked like clockwork - thanks all of you for playing your part! Oxford Mutual Aid are very grateful, and I got a call from one of our recipients thanking us for sending all his favourite foods.

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Tamasine Saunders has completed 10 good deeds with GoodGym. Wed 20 Jan 2021

Tamasine has done 10 good deeds. They are a trusted GoodGym runner and are now eligible to join their local TaskForce.

Tamasine Saunders went on a community mission
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Very Fine Pears

Wed 20 Jan
Report written by Anwen Greenaway

Storm Christoph may have been raging, but it takes more than some wind and rain to deter our hardy team. 32 GoodGymers wrapped up in waterproofs and turned up at Oxford Mutual Aid at staggered start times to help get food and other essentials to 53 people around Oxford. We packed 38 parcels for regular recipients and 4 Emergency Parcels to tide people over a hungry period. Delivering in pairs (pears?!) proved extremely efficient, or maybe the filthy weather was an incentive to walk fast; either way everything was delivered in record time.

Although many foodbanks stick to tins and dry food, Oxford Mutual Aid have teamed up with SOFEA and Oxford Foodbank and are sent regular deliveries of fresh, unprocessed food. This means that food parcel contents vary each week, we are more likely to be able to meet the recipients dietary requirements/preferences, and hopefully people don't get bored of eating the same foods every week. After the tofu mountain last week, this week's glut was of pears, root vegetables (perfect for winter soups and stews), and tenderstem broccoli. We were also pleased to have lots of bunches of daffodils to add to the essentials - a welcome reminder that spring is on it's way, and something cheery to brighten up this tricky lockdown winter.

Many of the regular food recipients do not have cooking facilities beyond a kettle and microwave (some only have access to a kettle), so the OMA Kitchen Collective reheatable meals are vital. This week we were able to supply several portions of Cottage Pie courtesy of Rogan Chef Services - chef Diarmuid Rogan cooked up cottage pie from meat and vegetables which would otherwise have gone to waste last week. Waste not want not!

This winter lockdown is proving difficult financially and emotionally for so many people. GoodGymers are in no way immune from the difficulties of this time, and continuing to volunteer has provided structure and positivity to our weeks.

Great work again team.

  • Welcome Annabelle - so glad you decided to join us today.
  • Well done on doing your 10th Good Deed Tamasine!
  • Best of luck with your 6 weeks helping at the hospitals in Gaza Aoife. You're our hero!
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Tamasine Saunders signed up to a community mission
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Parcel deliveries 20.1.21

Wed 20 Jan 18:00 pm
Richard Benson Hall, 276 Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1UR
for Oxford Mutual Aid

We're into our 3rd consecutive month of Wednesdays at Oxford Mutual Aid. It's proved to be a valuable partnership for us through this COVID winter, keeping us busy and connected with each other, and helping Oxford Mutual Aid reach more people with deliveries of food and other essentials. Now that we are in lockdown again I intend to keep us involved with this essential work through January and February. 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.

Oxford Mutual Aid are helping people in need in Oxford in a variety of ways:
* Providing food parcels and hot meals.
* Providing items like baby products, toiletries, and masks
* Collecting prescriptions, running errands
* Signposting to other services where needed

They need lots of volunteers to provide this help to people, and they’ve asked for our help to pack and deliver food parcels on Wednesday evenings.

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.

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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