This weeks column,
Gosh, I don’t know where to start this week with our column. Suffice to say we are all absolutely exhausted after an incredibly challenging and hard working week, including our amazing run weekend too.
Last week we were witnesses to the very best and also the very worst in humanity.
Midweek along with the gorgeous hearts at the Seraphina centre, we all pulled together as a team to help someone. Whilst working through the following hours I answered the door to a Gentleman requesting prices for the centre. It was while my back was turned, that he leant over and stole my colleague and friends new phone. I was absolutely devastated that someone could prey on a healing centre and not only take her personal property, but I was doubly devastated at the fact that whilst this happened she was helping out someone in grave need. Her act of kindness destroyed by someone so low.
We took it as a warning sign and I would urge you to be mindful that if you ever have your phone on show, be careful for thieves to place literature on the top of your phone and then pick it back up again with your phone underneath. This was clearly our lesson, to share with you how easily someone can take your things. Be mindful, always. We all work very hard for our pennies and phones are not cheap. I am very sorry that this has happened and I thank the Seraphina centre family for being there for us always.
On a brighter note, nobody could ever take away the good will that showers our cause on a regular basis. None more so than the wet and soggy weekend we endured peppered with over 250 little runners and big runners this amazing and crazy wonderful weekend.
Despite the rain, our runners brought buckets of sunshine and cheer as we once again turned our proud City of Manchester Reublue.
Reu the Gnu was a big hit with the little ones and big ones alike and if you look at our facebook page #reubensretreat you will see some fantastic photos taken by our amazingly talented Ian Gillespie and Nigel Maitland. Our day would not be the same without you both and thank you for giving up your incredible time talent and skill.
A huge thank you to all our runners and all those that braved the rains to support them. The date next year is 28 May and it is bank holiday weekend. Come join in the fun and make a bumper weekend of it.
Thank you to everyone that sponsored and special thanks to the Glossop carriage company for sponsoring our gorgeous button badges.
Thanks this week to Droylsden catholic club, HMRC Manchester, Kettleshulme WI, The Hand family, St James place and our wonderful friends the Giovannini family, Jane Brown and Diane Galvin for car booting, Lisa Hillyard and Kirstie Meldrum and a big thank you to the staff at Tameside general hospital for looking after my Step dad John so well and also buying t-shirts in support of our cause.
Have a great week everyone and thank you to all those that sponsored my rock and superstar Isaac too. His second challenge is in July where he walks across the bay through the sands for 6 to 8 miles in memory of his little Brother.
Forever loved and forever missed.