Posts By: Ian Mood

Coffee Connect and Open Days

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“Every child deserves the best care and support till the very end and every child’s parents deserve the same” OUR WORK WITH FAMILIES IN NEED 2017 is all about increasing our support to children and families and one of the best examples of the provision is our ‘Coffee Connect’ mornings. The sessions take place on…

February 2017 – renovations and fundraising…

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Each one of us can make a difference… together we make change Even in the fast paced world of Reuben’s Retreat that last month seems to have gone by in the blink of an eye. As always we’ve lots to share with you, however we are mindful of not overburdening you with hundreds of pages…

January 2017 – our forever home… past and future

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Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are PRICELESS We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Reuben’s Retreat will be built on an army of compassionate hearts and souls. So for our first update of 2017, we’d like to share the words of 4 very special young…

Cundall pledges support for Reuben’s Retreat

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We’re very pleased to announce that engineers from Cundall’s Manchester office will be supporting our the next phase of our refurbishment! Cundall’s Manchester office will be providing structural engineering and specialist lighting design on a charitable basis for the refurbishment of the hospital building, “The Lodge at Reuben’s”, a structure dating back to 1889 and formerly…

November 2016 – Snowflakes and sELFies

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Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together Season’s greetings from us all at Reuben’s Retreat! I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of another year, it’s crazy how times flies here at RR HQ. The pace really ramps up in November and December…

October 2016 – Another busy month!

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We’d like to start by saying THANK YOU to all of our incredible volunteers, October was a hectic month and as always you’ve been integral to our work with families, our events and our back office operations. We are also very grateful to those who gave their time to raise funds for our cause by…

September 2016 – Milestones and thank-you’s…

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September was another busy month at Reuben’s Retreat, progressing our services and facilities for families in need but tinged with sadness as we pass another milestone date of Reuben’s journey… As our financial year runs December to November we have to file our “Audited Accounts” with the Charity Commission (CC) each September.  By law every…

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…