At the end of a very successful team building and staff training day held recently, GA Electrical and Mechanical raised £515 to donate to Restore through a raffle organised by staff members Rachel Warrington, Kelly Maccormick and Fran Vink. This Oxfordshire-based mental health charity supports people to take control of their recovery, develop skills and lead meaningful lives and is a cause Rachel in particular holds dear to her heart.
GA Managing Director Carl Vink announced on the night that Restore had been selected to be their chosen charity for further fundraising events to be held over the next year. In addition to buying raffle tickets in aid of Restore, many GA staff members asked what other opportunities might be available to help out the charity in their spare time.
Tom Hayes, Head of External Relations for Restore, responded as follows to Rachel:
Lovely to hear from you! And thank you so much for arranging this raffle which has raised so much money for Restore’s recovery services! We’re very excited to be chosen as the selected Charity for future fundraising events during the next year, and I look forward to working with you and Fran in the future.
I’m cc’ing Henry, Restore’s new Community Fundraiser, who I know will be as excited as I am to help arrange those fundraising events in the future. In line with that, I wanted to share a poster advertising places for people to do a fun run event and fundraise for Restore. I wonder if you wanted to share this opportunity with your colleagues?
We often do a bucket collection in Oxford city centre, and we’d love as many people volunteering to shake a bucket as possible! …this also could be something you and colleagues might be able to support Restore with.
Check out the Restore website for more information and how you might help.