We are thrilled to announce that on this day, Monday 25th March 2019, the building works began for Phases 4, 5 & 6!!!! It’s such a monumental day in Reuben’s Retreat’s history that I wish we could capture a piece of it in a little jar to share with you!
We kicked the project off in true RR style by welcoming the Building Projects Group’s team for a sausage, bacon or egg sandwich and the chance to get to know a little better the people entrusted to transform the ‘west wing’ from an empty shell into a haven for life-limited children.
An army of generous souls, companies and funders have helped us to make today possible, THANK YOU to each and every one. The hydrotherapy pool, changing suite, ‘Changing Places’ bathrooms, Activity Zones (with sensory, movie, play & chill areas) plus kitchenette for parents, office for staff and welcoming reception area will be complete by late Autumn 2019. Please visit our social media channels (linked further down) for more regular updates.
We take great pride in Reuben’s Retreat being such a unique charity but with that can come challenges and we have to be very clear when describing what we do to ensure that our many different audiences understand the complete spectrum of our work. We’re also acutely aware that the language we use must be sensitive, welcoming and encouraging, because we know first-hand the courage that’s needed to reach out in times of need.
Hearing things like “I don’t think we’re eligible or suitable for your support” or “there are families in far more need than ours” breaks our heart, but as our learning grows so does our ability to break down the barriers or hurdles faced by beneficiaries and it feels like every week we bridge another gap. We also fully believe that everyone deserves support and even if we’re not the best fit for their needs we make every effort to signpost them on to those better placed to provide the help they need.
Here’s a selection of our upcoming events and activities:
FAMILY FUN & SOCIAL EVENTS…
FRIDAY, 14th JUNE 2019
Rockin’ with Reuben’s very own Elvis…
SATURDAY, 15th JUNE 2019
Spend the day clay shooting and beer tasting all in aid of Reuben’s Retreat!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 22nd / 23rd JUNE 2019
A weekend of family, fun and friendship in beautiful Anglesey…
OR FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE ACTIVE…
SUNDAY, 19th MAY 2019
Join us for our 7th Great Manchester Run (10k or Half Marathon)
SUNDAY, 9th JUNE 2019
Run round and round for Reuben at Lyme Park Ultra Relays!
SUNDAY, 11th AUGUST 2019
Make 2019 the year you and your friends become open water triathletes!
There are many ways you can help us including buying or donating something we really need such as the items on our Amazon ‘Wish List’