A true inspiration to over 45,000 people on Facebook 6,200 plus on Twitter, her family and friends, Reuben’s Mummy Nicola blogs on a regular basis and brings tears of sadness, joy and laughter to all who read.

January 2017 – our forever home… past and future

Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Reuben’s Retreat will be built on an army of compassionate hearts and souls. So for our first update of 2017, we’d like to share the words of 4 very special young…

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Cundall pledges support for Reuben’s Retreat

We’re very pleased to announce that engineers from Cundall’s Manchester office will be supporting our the next phase of our refurbishment! Cundall’s Manchester office will be providing structural engineering and specialist lighting design on a charitable basis for the refurbishment of the hospital building, “The Lodge at Reuben’s”, a structure dating back to 1889 and formerly…

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November 2016 – Snowflakes and sELFies

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together Season’s greetings from us all at Reuben’s Retreat! I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of another year, it’s crazy how times flies here at RR HQ. The pace really ramps up in November and December…

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October 2016 – Another busy month!

We’d like to start by saying THANK YOU to all of our incredible volunteers, October was a hectic month and as always you’ve been integral to our work with families, our events and our back office operations. We are also very grateful to those who gave their time to raise funds for our cause by…

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Reuben's Retreat

Reuben’s Retreat was founded on the 23rd August 2012 in memory of a very precious little boy, Reuben Michael Graham who sadly passed away in his Mummy’s loving arms on 21st August 2012, aged 23 months. Reuben’s Retreat’s primary goal is to create a sanctuary in Glossop, Derbyshire that will be a home-from-home for families coping with the serious illness of a child, providing respite breaks and the chance to build happy memories. For more info visit
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#motivationalmonday a testimonial from a supporter of Reuben's Retreat.

Please share this post as your share may reach a family that is in need of our support.

Sally Anne x
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This coming Friday the 31st of March is our Connect Coffee Morning for parents that have a child with a life limiting and/or life threatening condition or illness.

You do not have to be currently supported by Reuben's Retreat to attend this is open to all parents that have a child with a life limiting and/or life threatening condition or illness. You are more than welcome to bring your child with you.

Casual, relaxed and informal are just some of the words our parents have used to describe the connect coffee morning.

Call Sally Anne on 01457 680023 if you would like to come along.

Please share, thank you.

Sally Anne xx
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Reuben's Retreat at Reuben's Retreat.2 days ago
As I wrote this yesterday, a butterfly landed right beside me and I watched it for a while .... beautiful #signs
They're never far away, we just cannot always see them .. and sometimes things happen that make us sad and we have no idea why or how we can survive it, and it's there we find our answers.

This is for all Mums everywhere.......

Today's a day to celebrate LOVE
Sometimes shrouded by "MISS"
A time to thank Mums past and present
To write cards signed with a kiss x
A Sunday to remember,
To sit in quiet time
To think of souls that stopped by
If only for a while ....
To spare a thought for those that hurt
And for whom today's a little sad
For those that realised their dreams
Whose hearts sing out quite glad
For Mummies across the land
Whose hopes were dashed and torn
For loved ones no longer here
A day to stop and mourn
We remember all Mummies
And the wonderful role they play
In shaping us to be who we are
On this Sunday and every day

Written with LOVE, MISS and HOPE in my heart


This weekend has been an awesome weekend of giving ... there is absolutely no pressure at all to donate, but if you wish to, in memory of your loved one, you can here;- text to;- 70070 MUMM23 £2, £3, £5
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Reuben's Retreat3 days ago
Freshly washed, oiled and ready for tomorrow
Miss you darling 👼🏻💛⭐️🌈
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Reuben's Retreat added 7 new photos.4 days ago
Another crazy busy week at Reuben's
Schools visited
Merchandise received
New families supported
Supporters met
Website work
Auditors in
Accounts complete
Visitors to site
Volunteers helping
Counsellors in
Welcome back for a Mum
Great phone calls received
Magic moments created
Breakfast briefings
And more .........
Our team and all that support us are amazing .....
shattered after another long and productive week stuffed to the brim with love ❤️

All you need is LOVE 💛

At times like this week, seeing such hurt in our capital ... we have to turn to the love like your face reaching for the sun on a glorious day. For amidst the pain of loss and terror, great things come from LOVE .....

The human spirit and kindness far outweighs the darkness of harm.

Have a lovely weekend

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