A NHS trust charity was 're-launched' at the first ever Healthfest last weekend.

Hundreds of people went along to the event held in the grounds of the historic Warneford Hospital.

As well as the relaunch of the Oxford Health Charity, the event on Saturday also featured live music, art installations and a range of information stalls allowing people to learn more about the services provided by the trust.

The charity aims to raise money to fund patient focused activities, events and equipment that aren't funded through regular NHS spending.

Over the past several years the charity’s funds have been used to pay for the development of the Warneford Meadow Project among other things.

A trust spokesman said: "We are keen to see the Oxford Health Charity gain as much prominence as other local charities and HealthFest was a great way to engage with our local communities and recruit people passionate about supporting people with mental ill health to rehabilitate.

This year the charity will be fundraising for projects such as the Lucy’s Room appeal, where donations will be put towards the development of a music therapy room at the Warneford Hospital.

The room will be made available to people using the trust's adult mental health services.

Funds will also be raised for Artscape, an innovative project nurturing artistic development in young people with mental health needs as well as the ongoing Warneford Meadow Project, which has seen the creation of a green space to be used as a therapeutic environment for patient and the community.

The public can directly get involved with these project by volunteering (roles in the gardens and supporting wards are particularly relevant) or by making donations through the just giving page at www.justgiving.com/obmhcf

The event was held in partnership with Oxford Open Doors which allows people to view behind the scenes of some of Oxford's most historic buildings.

Visitors on the day were chance to explore the grounds of the historic Warneford Hospital, which dates back to 1826.

Many local organisations also attended on the day, including Restore, a charity offering recovery groups and employment training; Time to Change, which focusses on ending mental health discrimination; and Dogs for Good, which supports assistance, community and family dogs that enrich and improve many lives.

The trust said it now intends to make Healthfest an annual event.