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Dorchester Abbey

Dorchester Festival Abseil

Brave volunteers will abseil down the 100-foot Dorchester Abbey tower to raise money for the Festival charities Dorchester Abbey and Restore. Please sponsor them and come on the day to cheer them on!
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Restore

Mental illness affects one in four of us in our lifetime, but people can, and do, recover.

Restore is an Oxfordshire mental health charity that supports over 500 people each year to take control of their recovery, develop skills, and lead meaningful lives. We offer recovery groups, training, and employment coaching to make this possible. At Restore, 86% of members reported that they felt empowered and well-supported, and 41% of coached members moved into work.

We are one of the longest-established, and most highly regarded community rehabilitation services in the UK. Founded in 1977, we are part of a partnership of local mental health organisations with a commitment to helping people to recover, stay well and participate in and contribute to the life of our county.

Dorchester Abbey

The scale and splendour of Dorchester Abbey bears clear witness to the historic patronage of kings and bishops. But today we live in a different age. The Abbey belongs to all who love it, from local worshippers, students, and volunteers to national and international musicians, artists, and visitors from all over the world.

It costs £550 a day to maintain this magnificent building that hosts so many services and great festivals, musical and cultural events, and educational activities open to all. This great Abbey has existed for nearly a thousand years, and it’s easy to take its future for granted. But were entirely self-funded and receive no support from the State or the Church to support our buildings or activities.

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Dorchester Abbey

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Dorchester Abbey's Dorchester Festival is raising money in 2024 to support both the Abbey and Restore, which supports individuals to live with increased freedom from the constraints of mental ill health, through therapeutic activity, coaching and learning.

Donation summary

Total raised
£9,905.01
+ £2,167.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£9,845.01
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£355.00
Donations via fundraisers
£9,550.01

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