Vote for Reuben’s Retreat in Charity Film Awards

Vote for Reuben’s Retreat in Charity Film Awards

Children’s charity Reuben’s Retreat is calling on the travel industry to cast votes for it in the Charity Film Awards.

The charity, which marked its fifth birthday earlier this year, was set up by travel professionals Nicola and Mike Graham on August 23, 2012, two days after the death of their son Reuben, aged 23 months, from a rare brain tumour.

It has opened a home-from-home sanctuary in Glossop, Derbyshire, for families coping with the serious illness of a child, providing respite breaks and the chance to build happy memories and is currently fundraising to upgrade the facility.

The charity needs £750,000 to fund the retreat’s next three phases of development. This will pay for a hydrotherapy pool, arts, crafts and messy play area, sensory room and movie room, office space, reception and volunteers’ quarters.

The Charity Film Awards were created to show that film-making is the most powerful piece of equipment at charities’ disposal and praise charitable video that can inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour

More than 350 charities entered in 2017, the first year of the awards and led to 65,000 video views and nine million reactions on social media.

You can watch Reuben’s Retreat’s video entry here and vote at The Charity Film Awards’ website.

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