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Heidi’s Story

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Our Reuben’s Retreat families are always inspiring us! Sarah, Heidi’s Mummy, set up a charity called PEEPS in 2018, supporting families who have been affected by HIE. HIE stands for hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, it is a lack of oxygen to the brain that can cause injury. Please read Sarah’s words below about her amazing little Heidi,…

Autumn Update

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Wow! Autumn is here already and as the beautiful leaves begin to turn, we look forward to cosy evenings and prepare for the next few months here at Reuben’s Retreat. Thanks to your amazing support throughout this challenging year, we are continuing to support families through rain and shine, due to the generous hearts who surround us. Alongside our virtual activities, it’s been a pleasure…

Reuben’s 10th Birthday

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On the 10th of September 2010, Reuben Michael Graham was born. He enjoyed 23 glorious months with his family and friends. Just two days after Reuben moved to heaven, Reuben’s Retreat was born. Reuben would have been 10 this year and we are spending the next 10 days leading up his birthday commemorating this special…

Top tips for hosting a virtual event

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There’s so many ways to still get involved in fundraising for charity during this challenging time. Here’s our top 4 tops for hosting a virtual event for charity 1. Host it your way and decide what kind of virtual event you would like to host, here’s just a few ideas: Coffee morning, dance class, pub quiz, karaoke,…

Share your #REUBow

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Draw them, paint them, craft them and hang them high to send hope up to the sky. Allow us to continue our current work remotely supporting 143 families by donating £1 text REUBEN to 70201. We can’t wait to see your #reubow creations!

Update to family support sessions

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We are here through challenging times and we will continue to support you by offering help in whichever way we can. For the upcoming weeks our team of REUBlue champions will be working remotely so please continue to contact us by phone and email. There will always be a friendly voice to talk to on…

The team at Reuben’s!

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With your support and help the team at Reuben’s Retreat has recently grown from a team of 5 to a team of 10! A big hello from the new members of staff and family support team, who are absolutely thrilled to be able to be planning for making some magical memories for all our wonderful…

Children’s Mental Health Week

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Here are Reuben’s Retreat, wellbeing is important to us and although Children’s Mental Health isn’t something that we specialise in, we understand the impact it can have on families with complexly poorly children. We recently caught up with one of our amazing supporters and friends ‘The Worry Wizard’ to discuss the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’:…

Grateful for where we are at…

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Grateful for where we’re at …excited about where we’re going… Right now the Reuben’s Retreat offices are an absolute hive of frenzied activity as we begin the countdown to our most prestigious event… and this year’s REUBall will be our greatest yet! It’s truly an evening of love, laughter and memory-making, sprinkled with a few…

Brave Bananas

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Good afternoon to our regular readers and hello to new friends! In anticipation of the fabulous new facilities currently being created through Phase 4, 5 and 6 renovations and the stratospheric impact they’ll have on our services for children and young people, we are delighted to share that Sarah Leah has been appointed to the…