Tipto raises £3,000 for Reuben’s Retreat

Tipto raises £3,000 for Reuben’s Retreat

Tipto has raised £2,900 for Reuben’s Retreat from its roadshow events, surpassing last year’s total of £2,395.

Reuben’s Retreat was set up by Nicola and Mike Graham in 2012 after the death of their son Reuben from a sudden, aggressive brain tumour.

In 2014, the charity bought Woods Hospital, a property located in 1.63 acres in the Peak District. The first three phases of the build are complete, including the renovation of The Lodge, a bereavement counselling support centre which offers counselling suites, office space, a function room and upstairs living space for visiting families.

Tipto chairwoman Jane Atkins, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of our suppliers and agent friends for helping us to raise such a fantastic amount for Reuben’s Retreat.

“Agents have played an integral part in the fundraising process by buying raffle tickets for the Charity Prize Draw held at each of our events. Our suppliers also always give generously with inspiring prizes. I’m excited to welcome our 19th year and smash this total once again.”

Graham said : “Thank you so much to all of those involved with Tipto. This year’s fundraising has been absolutely incredible and we’ll be able to do so much for so many of our beneficiaries.”

Luke Smith from Carnival Cruises visited the Retreat to present the fundraising cheque.

The Tipto team and agents who attended the SuperShow in Newcastle also raised more than £245 for the Together Forever Big Prize Draw, a fundraising raffle for the families of Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry who lost their lives in the Manchester terror attack.

Picture from L-R: Claire Dutton, SuperBreak; Mike Bowers, Shearings Holidays; Sharon Smith, Great Rail Journeys; Gemma Walker, Newmarket Holidays; Nicola Graham, Reuben’s Retreat; Michael Young-Richards, DoSomethingDifferent.com; Luke Smith, Carnival Cruises; Chris Godrich, Intrepid Travel.

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