Glossop Advertiser - - News - Nicola Gra­ham

OUR loved ones never leave us, we just don’t get to see them the same. Once we know the lan­guage, they shower us with beau­ti­ful signs.

That’s what I firmly be­lieve, and con­fir­ma­tions are sent ev­ery day, in­clud­ing Fri­day night’s five-a-side game ar­ranged by our friends at Travel coun­sel­lors HQ.

Play­ing on Novem­ber 23, the team that won were named Reuben23 and were a group of 23-year-olds - of course they were! Our plan is writ­ten in the stars. Cau­tion: an­gels at work. What lovely signs for them to re­ceive.

I love it when friends mes­sage to share their sto­ries of 23 and more. Reuben’s way of say­ing thank you and bring­ing loved ones through too.

We are re­ally ex­cited to share on the theme of 23 that we are run­ning a fab­u­lous fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive in con­junc­tion with the Manch­ester air­port group.

Chal­lenge 23 launched on Novem­ber 23 and will run for 23 weeks. For a £5 per ticket en­try into their draw you could be the lucky win­ner of one of 23 fab­u­lous prizes made up of 22 bot­tles of cham­pagne and the top prize of a hol­i­day to the value of £2,300, wowee.

To en­ter please check out our web­site reuben­sre­ and get in­volved via chal­lenge 23. You could even en­ter the chal­lenge for your friends as gifts this Christ­mas, and talk­ing of gifts, please re­mem­ber to shop via Ama­zon Smile or easy­fundrais­ and choose your char­ity of choice to sup­port at no ex­tra cost to you.

We also have a beau­ti­ful wish list on Ama­zon too, should you wish to pur­chase a gift to sup­port our gor­geous fam­ily work.

Our thank yous this week go to: the girls from St Agnes School in Lees, Ju­dith H and Colin, Tom and Nicki for their penalty shoot-out spon­sor­ship.

This Fri­day we rock for Reuben with Elvis and on Sat­ur­day our first of seven grot­toes starts at Lymefield Gar­den Cen­tre in Broad­bot­tom. No need to book and it is a lovely ex­pe­ri­ence and in­cludes a gift.

All of the above are wholly sup­ported by our fab­u­lous vol­un­teers gift­ing their time to sup­port our cause, and we thank them greatly for shar­ing their pre­cious time with us to gift back.

I will leave you with a lovely bit of some­thing that I read re­cently:

Vol­une­sia (noun): that mo­ment when you for­get you’re vol­un­teer­ing to help change lives be­cause it’s chang­ing yours. Thanks for read­ing our col­umn! Please share.

Nicola Gra­ham’s son Reuben died in 2012

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