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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.

Happy Birthday Reuben

THANK YOU! A time to celebrate! Let us eat cake …and sausage and mash! We are delighted to announce that Reuben’s Retreat has been awarded a grant of £25,000 by the MCF Community Awards! This is the maximum amount available which means we received the most votes, and that is all down to YOU our…

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Happy Birthday Reuben’s Retreat

It’s a poignant week in the Reuben’s Retreat offices as Monday marked 5 years since Reuben moved to heaven. He is desperately missed and loved beyond words by everyone fortunate to have known him, but he also holds an incredibly special place in the hearts of people like myself who weren’t lucky enough to meet him and by those supported…

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Fundraising and Supporters

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory” Thank you for reading and sharing our news, you just never know who it will help us to connect with, a family in need or a new generous heart…  As always if you’d like to know more about our work,…

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Coffee Connect and Open Days

“Every child deserves the best care and support till the very end and every child’s parents deserve the same” OUR WORK WITH FAMILIES IN NEED 2017 is all about increasing our support to children and families and one of the best examples of the provision is our ‘Coffee Connect’ mornings. The sessions take place on…

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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 http://www.reubensretreat.org/
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Reuben's Retreat10 hours ago
Please VOTE .... it would mean an awful lot to us ....

​​​www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/reubens-retreat-remember-and-rebuild​​
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Reuben's Retreat added 4 new photos.4 days ago
I was ok until Ellie popped up on “shuffle play” via Spotify

How long will I love you
As long as stars are above you
And longer if I can
How long will I need you
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan
How long will I be with you
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash up on the sand

I’m on “toys” now ......

I smiled when taking his cot down, as I spotted his teeth marks in the wood. Cheeky chops.

Our lovely Susan is going to make me a coat hanger for his coat and I’ve bought a beautiful coat hook with angel wings on it. I’m going to hang it up in the heart 💙 of our new home.

Thank you for helping me today, Daddy, Isaac & Reuben

Thank you for your lovely messages of love 💖 and Support xxxx

xxxx
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Reuben's Retreat4 days ago
That has to be one of the hardest, toughest, most challenging, exhausting and massively successful weeks on record.
A week that will stay with us all for a long time.

Suffice to say that on the way in to work this morning, Reuben had many thank you’s to send, say and share ..... you know who you are.
#reubows

Tomorrow I/we embark on a new emotive challenge. It is the day I set aside to pack up Reuben’s bedroom. His pyjamas still on his cot and clothes still hanging in his wardrobe.

In 3 weeks time we begin a new chapter in our family life as we move house.

Thank you for today lovely Elaine, for sharing your love and Support as we embark on our move adventure. Knowing first hand how this feels.

I think Reuben’s Plan is to keep Mummy busy ..... ?!?!! 😳 seriously Reuben, I have more than enough on my to do list ... 📝
But thank you for sending beautiful gifts along the way. Our week has been stuffed full of love, opportunities and wonderful hearts 💕

Mummy
xxxx
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Reuben's Retreat added 3 new photos.5 days ago
Today 17 Elves gave back!
They were HO HO HO awesome 👏🏻
Thank you Celebrity cruises for being awesome friends, amazing volunteers and champion hearts 💕
Thank you to our gorgeous housekeeper Susan for being an amazing trooper and thank you to our lovely volunteers for supporting days like today.
I won’t forget today.... you guys were fabulous ... thank you 🙏🏼
Mummy & Rach xxxx
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