Local MP Andrew Bingham visited the old Woods hospital site recently, to look at the work being done by Reuben's Retreat following their purchasing of the site in 2014.

Reuben's retreat is a charity set up in 2012 by Nicola Graham following the tragic loss of her son Reuben. The charity aims to support families of children with life-threatening conditions, and in the short time they have been in existence they have already made a huge difference to many families' lives. Their aim is to create a retreat at the old Woods hospital site for children with life limiting and life threatening illnesses, as well as offering a range of other services on a daily basis.

Andrew said:

"I was hugely impressed by Nicola and the team. Their energy and drive to bring the charity this far in such a short time is nothing short of incredible. Originally based in Tameside, they are now also firmly rooted here in Glossop.

"Whilst they have achieved so much already, their plans for Woods hospital are ambitious and will take more money. I was very interested to hear what their intentions are for the building and will be looking to help them in any way I can. To have such a facility in Glossop will not only be great for those who need and use it, but it will also be a good thing for the town."

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