Children dressed up in colourful outfits, stallholders from a variety of causes, and
performers from a range of musical backgrounds, will join thousands of visitors to the Elder
Stubbs Festival at the Elder Stubbs Allotments on 17 August 2019.
The Elder Stubbs Festival is a jam-packed, family-friendly day out. Restore is led by its
members—the people recovering from mental ill health in any of our six recovery groups
across Oxfordshire. Every year they decide the theme of The Elder Stubbs Festival and this
year they have opted for the theme of the colour Yellow!
The Elder Stubbs Festival will return, organised by Restore and Elder Stubbs Charity
Allotments, to raise awareness of mental health. Money raised by the family day will go
towards helping Restore to promote mental wellbeing and recovery. At this stage Restore are
seeking financial sponsorship for the festival from interested local businesses, and offering
advertisement opportunities. If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s Elder Stubbs
Festival and mental health recovery, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesley Dewhurst, Chief Executive of Restore, said “We’re over the moon that the Elder Stubbs
Festival is returning for another year. The Festival is a great way to tackle stigma, encourage
anyone who needs it to access recovery, and support our service users to put on a fantastic
show! Last year we supported 967 people with coaching and mental health recovery, and we
want our community to know that recovery can be a reality for anybody who needs it. Last year
we supported 93 members to find or stay in paid work, and 37 people to begin
volunteering—recovery really can lead to positive changes.”
Do you want to book a stall at the Festival? Do you want to perform? Please email