20 July – Manchester weekly news column

20 July – Manchester weekly news column

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Last weeks ” Manchester Weekly news” serving homes across our region and beyond ……
Who sent me “little boy blue”? it is lovely thank you…. a poem sent via the post, thank you, but you didn’t leave your name.
Lots of special things happened last week and the days flew past. We had lunch with Sue, with a view to welcoming her to our team soon. Sue will join us as part of her work secondment, one day a week courtesy of John Lewis. We had our onsite update meeting, a hopeful meeting with a major fundraiser, a meeting about security, a meeting with school about a new appeal for Reuben, Daddy attended an exhibition at Thomas Ashton, Rachael attended a school musical, we held a trustee meeting, dropped buckets by a new academy, met Halcyon’s Pam, Skyped a new contact for networking, and sent out 13 applications for grants and funding. Weekend we were supported at Ladysmith by our fabulous volunteers, Halcyon tea rooms hosted tea, Bev cycled Manchester to Blackpool, Sally attended Carmel church and supporters ran we love Manchester. Woweee. We are so appreciative of the support, it is so welcomed and so very much needed. Our project is huge and we are spending a significant amount of monies on phase one, the Lodge at Reuben’s. We also are working on the next phases and our estimated time lines before our whole retreat project is complete, will be 5 years. By 2020 we hope to have the whole of our main building open. And this is why we need you and will always need you. So please stay close and share our cause with somebody that doesn’t know of us. We have now supported 145 families in less than 2 years and this work will always continue. When we open “The Lodge” we will have another small apartment available for breaks. Adding something special to our current offering.
This week we have many thank you’s. Many donations, support, services, good and time from;- Heidi and the butterfly room at Tameside college, Bev Brazington in memory of her Grandson, Carmel church Hadfield, Brownies Stalybridge, Ladysmith shopping centre, Zara Stockton, Jo Egerton and Ryder, Halcyon tea rooms, Sue Holland and John lewis, Michael from Joinery plus, Keith and Tom Glossop pointing services, One stop plumbing, Gascare Hadfield, Topps tiles and Mike from Crown centre Hyde, Marks & Spencer HRSS, Droylsden Catholic club, Helen SF group, Seraphina cafe and Claire from the Seraphina street team, Sports tours international and the we love Manchester 10k runners (especially Sophie & Jake), Diane and Duncan for Christmas, Manchester flooring and all those offering to support our landscaping.
Please drop by Marks and Spencer Ashton to support our bag pack this weekend (18th) and Good Luck to Dan who is taking on the Pen-y-fan challenge. Also Happy Birthday wishes to Isaac and Reuben’s Daddy Mike. The 25th of July we are supported by Glossop fire station, please visit their open day and please note the 23rd of August is our 3rd birthday part at the Seraphina centre.
And soon we launch “Reuben’s Rucksack appeal”. Reuben was due to start school this September and it breaks my heart that he won’t be going. And so, thanks to Father Simon for a lovely idea, we will send a little boy aged 4 to school in Africa. If you would like to get involved too, please keep your eyes peeled for details on how you can support.
Stay close and keep in touch
Mummy
xxxx

2 Responses to “20 July – Manchester weekly news column”

  1. julie robinson

    Hi, is there any more info on the rucksack appeal? I thought id seen something more about it but cannot seem to find it now!? Many thanks, Julie 🌈

    Reply
    • Sally Anne Jones

      Hi Julie, I will e-mail you the information sheet. Thanks so much

      Reply

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