Monthly Archives:: April 2015

29 April – Family memories made

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Another lovely message from one of our families that we have supported with a break. A big thank you to Hannah’s Holiday Home for your support. We will be very sad to leave Hannah’s Holiday Home tomorrow. We can’t thank you enough for our wonderful break. Some wonderful family memories have been made in the…

28 April – Tuesdays Challenge

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FLIPPIN Tewsday’s on their heads and making them great by sharing our challenges and challengers …… Today’s challenge is quite different. This fine Gentleman provided the music at Reuben’s first birthday and Christening. He promised that day to DJ and sing at Reuben’s 18th birthday party………… Devastated after losing our boy and not being able…

27 April – Manchester Weekly News Column

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” Manchester weekly news” serving homes across Tameside and Oldham. As you are probably aware, I type up our column a couple of days before it goes to print. Usually from the office on a Monday. Today I type on a Sunday and I am sat in the most beautiful hotel in Winchester. Having never…

27 April – Tissues at the ready

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Tissues at the ready….. I tried five times before I made it to the end. We sent this beautiful girl a book to remember her Brother by. I always say that Isaac survives because he has never been here before and he doesn’t know what life is about like we do as adults… he doesn’t…

23 April – The Retreat is 1 year old today

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Exactly one year ago today at approximately 1150hrs this building became ours. I have just taken this up to date photograph of phase 1 after “progress meeting no.3” The learnings on this project are phenomenal. And already we are looking towards funding and planning phases 2 and beyond. Our counselling support centre will be open…

22 April – Sharon’s head shave

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Our lovely supporter Sharon recently shaved her head to raise much needed funds for Reuben’s Retreat. A big thank you Sharon for your bravery and support. Here are some words from Sharon. Well the day arrived and I was at 86% of my £1000 target. I put a post on Facebook to say “today’s the…

21 April – Tuesday Challenge

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Flippin Tewsday’s to turn them back into Tuesdays….. Today’s Tuesday challenger, took on a slightly different challenge… it wasn’t just to RUN ?! ? ! No no no …. Meet, Anthony (hands on hips man) Anthony is the loving husband of a lovely long time friend of mine. As you can see he has already…

20 April – Manchester weekly news column

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Manchester weekly news” serving homes across Tameside and “now” OLDHAM too !!!!!!! Welcome aboard “Oldham” xxxx Mummy xxxx Well it’s all a hive of activity here at HQ as we prepare for our biggest event of the year. To date we have over 200 supporters, friends and family signed up to take on the Manchester…

17 April – A doting big brother

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I was chatting the other day with a fellow bereaved Mum. She asked me, how is Isaac? A lot of people ask after him and it is lovely. He does ok? he has never been here before and at the tender age of 7 he doesn’t know what life is about, what is had or…

16 April – Another family supported

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A lovely message from a family we supported with train tickets to London. We just wanted to say a big thank you for the train tickets you gave us to London. Emma was a year out of treatment this week for rhabdomayosarcoma and was desperate to see Matilda the Musical. We went last night and…