Building work begins to create Reuben’s Retreat
Saturday 14th February 2015 @ 09:38 by Anna Fletcher

Building work to create the facility which will become Reuben’s Retreat began this week after two years of fundraising.

The extensive property, situated in 1.63 acres in Glossopdale, is being renovated into a place where whole families can go and receive respite care as well as bereavement counselling.

The Reuben’s Retreat charity was set up by parents Nicola and Mike Graham following the sad loss of their son Reuben, aged just 23 months from a rare and aggressive brain tumour, in August 2012.

The Mottram family were determined that Reuben’s death would not be in vain and wanted to help other families who had lost a child, or who have a child with life-threatening or life-limiting illnesses, by creating a place of solace and comfort as well as happiness.

Reuben’s Retreat will be somewhere families can relax, recharge, remember and start to rebuild their lives.

Nicola said: “Looking back two and a half years I couldn’t have imagined where we would be today, ahead of schedule.

“It’s amazing to be starting the building work and making Reuben’s legacy a reality.

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