Reuben's retreat

A family from Tameside in Greater Manchester have set up a charity to help support parents who have children with life threatening illnesses.

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Help for parents of ill children

Inspirational parents have managed to raise more than a hundred thousand pounds in just 14 weeks. That's how long its been since their 23 month old toddler Reuben died from a brain tumour.

They were determined that something positive should emnerge from their grief so they decided to open a countryside retreat for other families with sick children. Find out more here.

It's a fundraising campaign that's had an overwhelming response as Mel Barham explains:

Reuben's Retreat

Reuben Graham

A family from Tameside in Greater Manchester have set up a charity to help support parents who have children with life threatening illnesses.

It follows the death of Reuben Graham just shy of his second birthday. The youngster fell ill whilst in Devon with his parents who took him to hospital. Doctors there delivered the shocking news Reuben had a rare brain tumour. He died a week after his diagnosis.

His parents Nicola, Mike and four year old brother Isaac now want to set up ‘Reuben’s Retreat’, a place where other families with sick children can build memories.

So far they've raised more than £120,000 and are hoping to get to £1m.

Click here to find out more.

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