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Here are some of the words shared with us after visiting the retreat last week.
“Went today to the open day truly amazing had to fight back the tears , touched my heart from the minute I walked through the door , the love and care just shines through , well done everyone”
“We had a great time today meeting everybody with blue and nanook the noisy huskies keep up the good work I’m sure little Reuben is giving you all the big thumbs up”
The day was a great success and a super start to our series of open days every Sunday this October from 11-3pm. No need to RSVP, please just drop by. Remember there is no parking, so you will need to park nearby and walk to us. There is disabled access parking and please be mindful of our neighbours and also the poor visibility at our entrance and exit points.
There are interactive boards within the main building and an opportunity for you to tell us where you have come from and do you have any ideas to share with us.
Come by and see what you have been supporting.
A big thank you this week to our fabulous team at HQ and our wonderful volunteers who were out in force to ensure that Sunday ran smoothly.
Another busy week last week with a rocking Friday in Broadbottom as our wonderful community came together for “Reuben Rocks”. Thank you to Alison for organising and to the wonderful Paula, Paul, Penny, Monica, Ross, Mike, Bridget and Lesley.
This weekend we have great music and our very first ever Ceilidh at St James in Glossop on Saturday night. £10pp bring your own tipple and included is a hot supper and of course, cake. You can ring us for last minute tickets if you’d like to join the team on; 01457 680023 Thank you Sally, Katy and Hilary for all of your support with this event.
Good Luck this Friday to our friend and champion Stacey as she hosts another boxing night and supports our cause.
On Saturday we look forward to hosting some of our Dads to come and paint the pergola in the garden. The gardens will then be another step closer to completion and be viewed by our support on Sunday. Thank you to Alexander Froggatt design for delivering a beautiful phase two to our scheme supported by Gareth Wilson and his great team of gardeners and landscapers.
This week our thank you’s go to the Queens Arms Glossop, Tameside Huskeys, Woodfort court social club, Flowery field church, our lovely new Marple friend Barbara (we look forward to sharing a cup of tea with you soon), Jo Egerton and the fabulous couple that are Elaine and Chris Sagar (50 fun fabulous tastic days of wonderful memories being made), my school pal Joanne Robinson, Miss Price and once again our gorgeous Sophie and Jake who are 1528% achieved of their fundraising target.
Next week we host and visit 3 wonderful schools and thank them in advance for their incredible support – Thomas Ashton school, Parrs Wood school and Lancaster Grammar school. Thank you Elizabeth way for inviting us and supporting at your wave of light event too. As families come together to remember little ones that have gained their angel wings far too soon. Good Luck Pat at St Mary’s church craft fair in Glossop a week on Sunday the 18th, you could visit both if coming to our retreat. Let us know if you’d like a stall;- 01457 680023
We are always look for volunteers to support our work and lately we need support with our gardens. If you have some time on your hands and you are able to do some watering to help our garden get established, please get in touch.
Our project is huge and I think that all those visiting our open days can truly see the vision we have in store. I know sometimes it looks like our support is in abundance and we are truly blessed, however the more support and fundraising we can muster, the sooner we can deliver Reuben’s Retreat in its entirety and help more families.
Thank you for sharing, caring, liking and supporting our cause. Youre support is greatly appreciated, needed and welcomed, always.#forevergrateful