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Donate to Restore Cafe's Coffee Machine Fundraiser

There are many cafés where you can buy a coffee, but few of them change lives. Our cafe does both as a recovery space for people with mental health issues. The people we support learn skills such as customer service as part of their recovery. That's why we're fundraising for a new coffee machine!

August 2018 - January 2019

Charity information: Restore

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  • Need


    Restore's Garden Cafe desperately needs a new coffee machine to replace its very old one. The Cafe is a recovery group for people with mental ill health to learn new skills such as customer service.

    Without a coffee machine, it's harder to make and sell coffee as a Cafe. That means the people we support have a harder time learning skills such as customer service.

    Mental ill health is a normal part of life and the Cafe is a crucial way of providing a public face to the work Restore does!


    The people we support are involved in all aspects of the running of the Café. From actively participating in each morning meeting and shaping the daily tasks and responsibilities, members build confidence and use their own initiative. Members say they feel a sense of empowerment and ownership as a result. Replacing our very old coffee machine will ensure our members can go on recovering and providing a public face to mental health!

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Replace the very old coffee machine in Restore's Garden Cafe, just off Cowley Road


    » We are calling on our supporters and the wider public to support our effort to buy a new coffee machine!

    What success will look like

    We know what success looks like. It looks like a brand new coffee machine which people recovering from mental ill health can easily and quickly use to make and sell coffee.

  • Impact


    The people we support in the Cafe consistently emphasise the value and importance of this Recovery Group in their recovery, helping them to stay well. Members say they feel empowered to engage and interact with others at their own pace and on their own terms because they enter into a welcome space where they can be themselves. Members have learned or strengthened skills within a safe and supportive space, and we know that a new coffee machine will make this even more possible.


    We don't raise sufficient funds. We do not anticipate that this will be a problem.


    We will share updates on social media, by email, and on our website, as well as through the press.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,500 Coffee Machine Buying a new coffee machine to replace our very old one
  • Background


    Restore's Garden Cafe based in Manzil Way, just off Cowley Road.


    Our beneficiaries will be the people we support to recover from mental ill health, working in our Garden Cafe.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We run the Garden Cafe right at the heart of East Oxford and provide the unique mix of a recovery space and friendly, welcoming cafe.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tom Hayes

    Head of Fundraising