Reuben’s Retreat Readies for Summer Opening. Work continues apace at the hugely anticipated Reuben’s Retreat headquarters as dedicated workmen and volunteers build the first phase of this huge project.
In what was the old Woods Hospital, building work commenced to create Phase 1 of the Retreat once the first £1million was raised for the local charity. A bereavement and counselling centre will be the first element of this huge undertaking to open its doors and work is well on track to begin welcoming families as early as Summer.
Nicola Graham, Reuben’s Mummy and founder of Reuben’s Retreat comments:
‘We continue to be staggered by the generosity of people in the area and with their help, the first phase will open its doors in early Summer enabling us to help families in real need. As well as the amazing fundraisers, we have been helped by some brilliant local companies who are all working together to bring this phase to fruition. We cannot thank them enough.’
Local North West firms have been pulling together their resources to take on the mammoth project and they include Citibuild, Gas Care UK and A Plant Hire.
As well as these kind people on the ground, we are so very grateful for every person who gives their time to raise much needed funds to continue with each phase and it’s publications like Glossop Life that help us raise awareness every month. Fundraising and awareness is more crucial than ever and the main building requires at least £2million to renovate and make it ready for families. We envision Reuben’s Retreat to be fully open within three to five years.’
The opening date of the first phase will be announced very soon.