Monthly Archives:: July 2016

August 2016 – Highs and lows…

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August was a roller-coaster month here at Reuben’s Retreat, filled with highs and lows… Firstly, one of the highs…The ability to provide breaks for families has been a prominent feature in our framework of support for families from the outset.  The reason we provide breaks for children and families is two-fold.  Loving and caring for…

July 2016 – Saddleworth Male Voice Choir and Music Memory Making

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A month of firsts…Some time ago Nicola was talking to a Lady at a meeting and she said how her Granddaughter was really struggling because her Brother was seriously poorly, in a wheelchair and they were limited as to the things they could do and enjoy as a family.  From this little acorn our first…

June 2016 – Afternoon Tea and first slates…

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On the 7th June Nicola placed our first slate back on the roof, engraved with Reuben’s name and with love from myself, Daddy and Isaac.  It was LJ Roofing’s idea and a lovely thing to be able to do in memory of Reuben.  It gives you an insight into the kind hearts that are currently…

June 23 – REUBall and more…

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There is excitement within our offices this week as we pay attention to detail for our first REUBall this coming Friday. I look forward to sharing with you next week all that was in store and also the many surprises too. Our theme is a night on Broadway and I thank in advance our musical…

May 2016 – Great Manchester 10k Run and more…

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Delighted to have appointed local roofers LJ Roofing to completely overhaul the roof of the main building, work starts for 16 weeks from the 16th of May.  We’re praying for fine weather and the safety of the fabulous roofing team we have on board.  As with most people that come into contact with Reuben and his…

12 June – Windermere Swim

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Job done ! 51 minutes Taking care of the nerves and enjoying it Didn’t they do fantastic michelle, Jordan, Gillian & Martin Big Reuben high 5 Michelle smashing the £1k barrier fundraising Who’s up for it 2017? #greatswim #windermere Proud to know you, awesome Great friends xxxx

11 June – A trip to Norfolk Broads

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We have just returned from a lovely little break on the broads with Isaac and friends. It has been on Mike’s to do list for some time and I booked it last June 2015 as a surprise for his birthday. We drove down on Thursday in time to collect our cruiser on Friday morning. All…