Our MANCHESTER WEEKLY NEWS column;-
Thank you to all that took the time to visit our lodge last month. Suffice to say we had a fair few hundred visitors each week. We also had great success with sales and donations too and raised over four thousand pounds. The days were never about fundraising, so this was immense for us and very much needed as we embark on phase3 the roof.
On the last open day we had a very important visitor, as we launched our brand new mascot “Reu the rainbow gnu”. Reu is the character from our book. Written by the talented Victoria trundle, the book is a bereavement book for our children. You can see it on our website, as we sell it via our shop. It is a beautiful story in rhyme and a beautiful gift in memory of Reuben. Thank you to our friends at “Frenzy creative” for giving us the most beautiful gift of our mascot.
Just to let you know, we have just ordered more merchandise in time for Christmas. Hoping for a delivery later this month we have ordered zoodies, trolley key rings, polo t-shirts and more stock too. You can purchase these via our offices in Ashton under lyne or via our webshopwww.reubensretreat.org/shop.
Some very important calendar dates for you too;- we are hosting the grotto again this year at Lymefield garden centre on the 28th, 29th, November and the 5th,6th, 12th and 13th of December from 11am until 3pm. We also have, back by popular demand, you can purchase tickets through our web shop or call;- 01457 680023 our Pirate and Princess party at the Village hotel in Ashton on the 13th of December. This event always sells out quickly, so please get in touch if you’d like tickets. On the 2nd of December Alison, Alex Williams Mum from his Believe and achieve trust has arranged a carol service at the Albion church, tickets are £5 adults and £1 per child (adult ticket includes mulled wine and a mince pie). And finally a very special date for your diaries, the Manchester 10k is on the 22nd of May next year.
If you would like to make a donation and support our roof campaign you can buy a slate by texting to;- 70070 Roof23 £3
Have a lovely weekend and keep in touch