Golfers raise cash for Restore

BPH Whitley Stimpson in Bicester drove the fairways to raise £1,000 for an Oxfordshire charity that specialises in helping people with mental health illness to recovery. 

The company, which is part of one of the largest independent accountancy and business advisers in the area, raised the money for Restore at its annual golf day at Frilford Heath Golf Club. 

Stephen Payne, director at BPH Whitley Stimpson, said: “This was our twenty-fifth golf day and both our staff and clients that took part responded magnificently to this charity, which does exceptionally important work with people suffering from many forms of mental illness.  

Photograph: Stephen Payne, director at BPH Whitely Stimpson with Fiona Young, head of fundraising and communications at Restore.

“Restore pioneered the concept of recovery through work and we admire its aims and its continued success.” 

In accepting the donation to its funds, Restore Head of Fundraising and Communications, Fiona Young, told the golfers about its work and said: “Mental illness can be devastating but with help people can and do recover. 

“A small amount of support at the right time can help people to rebuild their lives.  We help people to stay out of hospital, regain their confidence and wellbeing, rediscover and develop skills, and move on to meaningful lives.”  

Restore, which has its headquarters in Manzil Way, Oxford, works with teams to run enterprises such as producing plants and crafts for sale and to run a café set in its gardens.  The charity also runs a vegetable delivery business and a hospital shop and café. 

Further details of the event are available from Stephen Payne at stephenp@whitleystimpson.co.uk or on 01869 252151 or Fiona Young at Restore on 01865 455821 or through information@restore.org.uk