We are facing an unprecedented crisis, and are relying on our supporters to raise vital funds to keep Restore going.
Lockdown has meant closing our Cafe’s and shops, losing income from cancelled training and events, and competition for funding is greater than ever before.
With your help we can weather this storm, and continue to support our members in their recovery from mental ill-health.
Read on to learn how you can help us to help them.
Please get in touch if you would like to set up a fundraising challenge for Restore
If you’re familiar with Go Fund Me and Just Giving to raise money, simply search for Restore Oxford to connect your page with ours.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the most recent fundraising challenges in aid of Restore these last few months and be inspired for your own…
Louise’s 7k Challenge
We really value resourceful people like Louise, who has been training to run the Blenheim 7k for Restore. Now that the event has sadly been cancelled, she’s finding other ways …
‘I’m going to be running 7k, which is the furthest I have ever run! The Blenheim run I was planning to do in April has now been cancelled, but I’m still planning to run my 7k that day around the streets of Oxford to raise money for Restore – observing social distancing of course!‘
Louise did manage to complete her 7k as planned, and raised a wonderful £200 – well done to Louise!
Every little really does help, to support local people in their recoveries from mental ill-health – on behalf of our members: thank you.
Lost Darren’s Facebook Live Gig
Musician Lost Darren launched his new EP in April.
Imaginatively, he decided to have a virtual launch, and hosted an online gig which was streamed on Facebook Live, and raised money for Restore through Just Giving.
‘Seeing as we’re all cooped up indoors I thought I’d organise my own live streamed gig. To give the event more purpose I decided to raise money for Restore, a mental health charity doing amazing work in Oxfordshire.’
Darren’s fundraiser brought in a whopping £160 for Restore – thank you for your support Darren!
The Overend 26 Challenge
The Overend family, daughters Isla and Lana, and mum and dad Laura and Rob, are certainly a fit bunch! They opted to complete the 2.6 challenge for Restore, and did so in unique ways – playing to the strengths of each family member!
For 26 minutes, non-stop, Isla trampolined, Lana swam in a bath full of stuffed toys, Laura ran on the spot, did star jumps and strenuous circuit training, and Rob battled his way though as many sit-ups as possible. We’re tired just reading it!
‘Restore is a charity Laura has worked with before so she has seen the amazing holistic care and support they give to restore people to better mental health. Many key workers are still working in the mental health sector. They are complete heroes, as are so many others putting themselves on the line. This is the least we can do.’
The family smashed their target of £100 – bringing in an incredible £446 for Restore – we are so delighted to have your support. Thank you to the incredible Overends!
The Didcot Town Under 7 Whites 300km Run, Walk & Bike Challenge
This awe-inspiring youth football team have just completed their 300km challenge for Restore.
The boys, as well as their joint managers, Darren King and Adam Sellwood, set themselves the target to run/cycle/walk 300km between them between 18th and 31st May. By May 29th, however, they had ALREADY COVERED MORE THAN 700KM!
Proud Team Manager, Daz, told us, ‘The boys have been inspirational throughout; totally self motivated and loving every minute of what they are doing’
We are just so grateful – thank you, boys! Do consider donating to their JustGiving page which stands at £1,320 at the time of writing – to show them just how inspirational they are!
Others ways to give
Don’t feel like doing a fundraiser? You can donate to us directly:
Add Gift Aid so we can claim an extra 25% for every £1 you donate – Send this Gift Aid form ,to us Manzil Way, Oxford, OX4 1YH
When you shop via Give as you Live Online, they’ll turn a percentage of your spend into free funds for us!
Simply sign up, search for the retailer, and start shopping. It’s that simple!
Our Recovery Groups are closed for the time being, so unfortunately we do not have volunteering opportunities, but you can register your interest as a Restore volunteer here.
In the meantime, you can help your local community by joining up with Oxford All In or the NHS Volunteer Supporter scheme. Great initiatives created by people wanting to help each other in these difficult times.