Restore was named the winner of The Oxford Times Charity and Community Award at the Oxfordshire Business Awards.

More than 400 entrepreneurs at the Oxfordshire Business Awards used an app to pick the winner of a top charity accolade.

Now in its 24th year, the awards were presented at the futuristic John Henry Brookes Building at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus.

For the first time, business leaders and their staff were given the chance to vote for three shortlisted charities with an app they downloaded onto their phones, and Oxford-based mental health charity Restore was named the winner of The Oxford TimesCharity and Community Award. It beat Play2Give, a fundraising organisation run by Andrew Baker, from Didcot, and East Oxford-based charity Donnington Doorstep, which runs a family centre.

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