Monthly Archives:: May 2016

24 April – London runners

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Good luck to our London marathon runners !!!!!! Over 36,000 will take to the streets of the big London and 4 generous hearts and souls will be running for our boy and his retreat. Carb up. Rest your legs. Allow those butterflies in your tummy to fly. Let Reuben wave from your vest to all…

23 April – Happy Birthday Retreat

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Dear Retreat, Happy 2nd Birthday ! In the last 2 years, you have really tested us. Leaking, letting rain in, ceiling’s collapsing and constant alarms going off. You have sent much wildlife to our doors. And you have some really smelly rooms. However, you have a beautiful lodge now, with a gorgeous calming atmosphere, and…

23 April – Manchester Weekly News

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This weeks column for the Manchester weekly news. Please CLICK LIKE once you have read … so that we don’t disappear from your newsfeeds in the future …… Also, if you see someone “thanked” that you know, please let them know…… On behalf of all the team, this week we wish HRH Queen Elizabeth a…

22 April – Signs

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Tonight my post is about ‪#‎signs‬ dedicated to a lovely friend who I have just been “what’s apping” in Cyprus, you know who you are 😉 I hope this post brings comfort to all those with “miss” in their hearts, please feel free to share it with anyone you know that is hurting right now….

20 April – Phase 3 The Roof

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I’m very excited to share with you this new tab on my mail …… ‪#‎progress‬ The tender for the roof to be signed off is imminent and now we shape our phase 4 plans …… Please SHARE this wonderful news of moving forwards … This is where your hard earned and raised pennies are going…

19 April – Pamper Day

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On Sunday we hosted our fifth pamper day, a day of well being treatments for six mummies that have children with life limiting/life threatening illness. A day to take some time away from the everyday stresses of looking after a poorly child, a time to reflect, recharge and relax. We were supported by beautiful kind…

18 April – Firemen

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Our Firemen friends at Glossop Fire Station are undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge on the 30th of September for Reuben’s Retreat and The Fire Fighters Charity. The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland, the three mountains are: *Snowdon, in Wales (1085m) *Scafell Pike, in England (978m) *Ben…

16 April – Manchester Weekly News

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This weeks Manchester Weekly News Column….. This week my thoughts are preoccupied with maximising the efforts of our volunteer fundraisers… We know our philosophy of “everyone has something to bring” to Reuben’s Retreat is true or we simply wouldn’t be where we are today. Just 3 years into the charity’s journey our supporters have helped…

15 April – Mummy

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Hello……. It has been a while. Last year we very much wanted to take Isaac on an adventure. Thinking it through, it wasn’t something I could truly commit to whilst refurbishing the lodge. So late last year we had a discussion and made the leap to go. We have just returned from an incredible Thai…

12 April – Meet Susan

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Meet Susan……. Susan moved nearby just as we bought The Retreat in 2014 and instantly gave her support by volunteering and utilising her love of crafts and sewing by creating our branded doorstops and bears that we now sell on our webshop. Susan is now our Housekeeper at Glossop, she welcomes visitors, assists Sally in…