All Upcoming Events
Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic most of our summer events have been cancelled, including our Elder Stubbs Festival in August.
Come along and carve – or paint – your own pumpkin, and find out about the origin of the Jack O’ Lantern.
Join us at Restore for this Halloween craft workshop on Wednesday 30th October and learn how to carve your very own pumpkin, just in time for Halloween!
Is it even Halloween if you don’t have a pumpkin? Create your own spooky pumpkin design in this carving workshop that yours to take home to display outside or inside. We will be using pumpkin-carving kits to scoop out the squishy innards, cut through the tops, and carve your design, so children will be carefully monitored to make sure there are no accidents.
For younger children there will be paints for you to choose from to decorate your pumpkin.
A drink and snack are included in the price, all welcome and everything supplied!
We are really celebrating Halloween this year, so make sure that you dress up in your finest attire to join us for a scrumptious Pumpkin Tea Party in the Ghouls Café.
There’ll be spine-tingling tunes, fiendish food for all to savour, and a contest to find the most wicked costume!
Tickets are £5 and include all food and drink, as well as your entry to the costume contest.
*If you can’t make it to the Party there’s always our Half Term at Halloween Craft Workshops, for more information see our webpage.
Jingle all the way down to Castle Quay Shopping Centre and get all of your handmade, bespoke festive gifts in advance of the big day!
Our lovely staff and members from our Banbury Recovery Project, The Orchard, have been busy preparing beautifully crafted gifts for all occasions. There will be Insect Hotels, Bird houses and Bat boxes for nature lovers, stunning jewellery for your nearest and dearest, book ends for book worms and much, much more.
There will also be a Tombola, Raffle draw and Bric-a-Brac for sale, so drop by and have a browse.
Come and get festive with Restore at our Winter Fair, here on Manzil Way, on Tuesday 26th November.
Our Beehive Recovery Project will be selling their beautiful Christmas cards and handmade products, so it’s the ideal opportunity to buy some of your Christmas gifts nice and early.
There will be delicious hot mulled juice and minced pies, fresh from our Garden Café, and the chance to get your tickets for the Restore Christmas Raffle (before we sell out!)
The Fair is open from 12 until 5, entrance is FREE and refreshments will be served until 4, so why not stay on for Restore’s AGM, starting at 5pm? We’d love to see you.
Make sure you pop along to our Fleet Meadow stand at the Didcot Christmas Street Fair on Thursday 28th November.
We’ll be selling lots of products made by our Members, including some very cool lights (you’ll need to see them to believe them). Find the perfect gift for your loved one, help a great cause, and get in the festive spirit.
See you there!
Come one, come all to the Elder Stubbs Winter Warmer on Friday 6th December.
There’ll be fanciful gifts made by Members which you can buy for your loved ones for the festive season, delectable festive treats to savour ,and delicious drinks for you to enjoy, as well as a bonfire to sit around. Join us for what promises to be a lovely evening.
It’s a leap year and that means we have one extra day in 2020 – make it count!
This year we are encouraging you to use your extra day for charity.
Consider donating a day’s worth of your wage to Restore, all money raised will fund vital services for our members helping them in their recovery from mental ill-health.
Volunteer to give a day of your time to come to one of our Recovery Groups and help out with diy or gardening to make our facilities the best they can be for our members.
Or if you fancy doing an activity challenge in 2020, think about sponsorship. We’re glad to help you with promoting your giving pages, helping with social media, or with Restore-branded t-shirts, or flyers.
Run for fun at Blenheim Palace grounds and support Restore! Why not give something back, and take on the challenge for #GiveADay?
There’s something for everyone on the day: 7k run, children’s 1 mile event, wheelchair & buggy events, so the perfect opportunity to make a day of it. You could even bring a picnic!
Book your ticket online, then get sponsorship and raise some funds for Restore. You can set up your Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/start-fundraising
The 7k course is suitable for all ages and abilities. It offers a challenging run for the more experienced, and beautiful surroundings for the beginner or anyone who wants to take a more leisurely pace. The wheelchair and buggy event will differ slightly and take place over a 4-mile course following the trails around the grounds of Blenheim Palace.
All competitors will receive a medal, as well as prizes for the winners, and trophies for the fastest teams. The event is free for spectators, so why not make it part of a special day out, with family or friends?
Get fit in 2020 and give something back by riding at Bike Oxford for Restore! All ages and abilities welcome.
Why not make this challenge your way of giving back, in our #GiveADay initiative? Sign up with Team Restore today to get your free place.
Each rider will have a £200 sponsorship target – we’d really love you to help us beat last year’s £3,000 total! The money you raise will make a genuine difference in the lives of local people in recovery from mental ill-health.
Bike Oxford is an amazing day, taking in the best scenery of Oxford and the surrounding countryside. Choose to ride 25, 50 or 80k and to start/finish from either Oxford University Rugby Club or Chipping Norton Rugby Club. When you sign up with Restore, you will receive:
- A free medal at the end of your ride;
- Timing and routes via the new Iconic App;
- Hot food and a bar on your return to either rugby club;
- Fully waymarked routes with a back up route map and GPS files;
- Feed stations on the long and medium routes showcasing the best produce from local food and drink suppliers;
- On-course first aid support.
Winter Clothing Community Drive
Donate your spare warm, winter clothing to help our members.
This winter Restore has an unusual request. We are happily now able to welcome our service users back onsite, but our COVID-19 safety regulations mean that our buildings have to remain extremely ventilated, with doors and windows open at all times. As winter approaches and temperatures fall, we want to keep our 292 members safe, warm and dry. So we’re launching a community drive to gather clean and good quality winter clothing from local businesses, organisations and communities to help us keep our services open to the people who need them.
Throughout October we’ll be accepting donations of winter clothing of all sorts, from hats and gloves to wellies, fleeces, anoraks and coats. We respect our members, and ask that any donations are clean and in excellent condition. Our drive will culminate on 31st October, so that we can distribute the items to our service users across the county before the coldest weather hits. So if you have anything to give, please let us know before then!
If you would like to donate items or discuss this further, please contact a member of our fundraising team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping us keep our services running this winter.