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Students Raising Cash for Reuben.
Saturday 12th April 2014 @ 17:30 by Anna Fletcher


Students at Longdendale High School are dedicating their spare time to raising cash for Reuben’s Retreat.
Year Seven teens Ebonie and Shannon have led the way in raising £300 in memory of Reuben Graham of Mottram, who tragically died last summer at just 23-months-old.
The Reuben’s Retreat charity was set up by his grieving  family to provide a retreat in the North West to support families who have suffered the bereavement of a child, or have a child with a life threatening illness.
Now students at the Hollingworth school are planning more fund raising events to help build it.
The £300 was down to Ebonie and Shannon, with the help of Year 11 Charity Leaders and Charity Co-ordinator Mrs Taylor.
She said: “The students organised pancake sales,  made paper hedgehogs to sell and are continuing to support the charity by planning more fundraising events such as an Easter raffle, fun run and non-uniform day.
“I am very proud of their commitment and hard work to raise funds for this charity.”
Reuben’s mum, Nicola Graham, visited the school to meet the students and to collect the cheque and was  impressed by the dedication of the students, offering any help and advice she could give.
More on this story in this week’s (10th April) Tameside Reporter.