27 Jan -I am constantly blown away and humbled by the generosity and kindness of strangers

27 Jan -I am constantly blown away and humbled by the generosity and kindness of strangers

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I am constantly blown away and humbled by the generosity and kindness of strangers. I don’t like to use the word strangers, as often its associated with “Stranger danger”, many chats that I have had with Isaac. Strangers, I have found, this last 17 months, come in many forms. Some strangers now volunteers, support, firm friends for life. A lady who I had never met rang me a few weeks after Reuben’s passing. She felt a need to do something to help our situation and very much wanted to offer support to our charity. What was borne of that conversation is something which I would have never thought possible. She has arranged from her home City of Bristol to bring the Bristol Russian youth Ballet Company to Stockport plaza in aid of Reuben’s Retreat. As well as this, she has also secured, not one but two of the English National ballet’s lead principal dancers, Elena Glurdjidze and Arionel Vargas. Both will perform in Cinderella on Sunday the 16th of February at 4pm. Tickets are only £15, and would command a higher price normally. This is a perfect opportunity to experience something quite magical.
Elena has been described by the Guardian newspaper as;- “has a gentle and very feminine authority which draws you, unresisting, into the dream-universe of Perrault’s fairytale”
I feel honoured to have something so special come together in Reuben’s memory and to support our charity. I feel humbled to know that lots of people are travelling from the City in which Reuben passed away, to help us reach our goal and be a part of Reuben’s new journey. And I feel blessed to have such love and support from strangers that make new friends.
Bittersweet emotions that all help my grief and hurt along the way. As I have written before, many silver linings on those dark stormy clouds. Helping to create something wonderful and to put smiles on childrens faces they may never meet.
Thank you Chika and Carol, the ideas behind this fairytale project, coming to our region next month
Please join us if you can. Booking line;- 0161 477 7779

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