A Pop-up shop selling handmade gifts will support an Oxfordshire Mental Health Charity.

Restore, is an Oxfordshire based mental health charity that supports people to recover and to find and keep employment. Like many charities we rely heavily on the help of others to ensure we raise enough funds each year to keep our service running.

Restore will rally funds by opening a shop in Banbury, stocked with gifts and decorations crafted by its service users.

The Castle Quay store will open for one day only on Thursday 14th Nov, selling last-minute Christmas presents including jewellery, decorations, stockings, wooden items. We have a draw with some fab prizes, tombola and a lucky dip for the younger ones.

The Orchard, Restore’s North Oxfordshire Recovery Group, is also looking for volunteers to help them in their very busy project in Calthorpe Street, Banbury, so if you think that may be for you, come along on the day and meet Maya and Louise who will be happy to chat through everything with you.  We are a very creative bunch so we are looking for anyone who may have some woodwork skills or interests in craft of any kind or can make a banquet out of a tin of beans and a potato.  Of course, it is as important to just be able to chat with and listen to our members.

Jacqui Vincent-Potter, recovery coordinator at Restore, said: “Our pop-up shop is a great opportunity for us to not only raise much-needed funds, we are also really looking forward to greeting shoppers and showcasing Restore and the amazing items we make.  It is also a great opportunity for our members to gain confidence whilst talking to and serving customers”.

Gifts in the shop have been handmade and our workshops help service users to socialise and learn skills such as crafting, cooking and woodwork.  Restore also provides Coaching to help members to get back into work, volunteering or whatever they would like to explore.

Members run their own shop all year round, at their base in Calthorpe Street, Banbury.

Shoppers are welcome to drop into the Pop up shop from 9am-5pm on Thursday 14th November.

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