Reuben's Retreat Opens In Time For The Children To Meet Santa!

Together for Cinema, founded by AV industry veteran Ian Morrish, has pulled together suppliers from across the area to deliver and install over £30,000 worth of bespoke audio-visual equipment at the Retreat which is based in Glossop, Derbyshire.

Ian and his team call on industry colleagues to use their resources and expertise to help various children’s charities and so far have supported 28 Cinema Room installations across the UK. Together for Cinema recruited Cheadle based GLO AV to help create the Reuben’s Retreat’s installation and they generously provided the majority of audio visual equipment including a 85’ flat screen TV, a boombox and a sound bar.

The ‘Moo-Vie Room’ is a brand new addition to the newly opened wing at Reuben’s Retreat, which is a charity that supports families of complexly poorly children and families of child loss, and the new equipment will have a huge impact on the family services they provide.


Nicola Graham, founder of Reuben’s Retreat comments:

‘When we embarked upon our latest phase of the Retreat with a bespoke entertainment room in mind we never imagined having the absolute good fortune of being the beneficiary of a Together for Cinema installation. It’s hard to put into words the difference it will make to the families we support and we can’t thank Ian and his team enough for choosing us as part of his mission to help supported children experience the joy of cinema.’

‘We are also extremely thankful to Greg Howarth and the team at GLO AV who took the call from Together for Cinema and didn’t hesitate in getting involved to provide us with and install a mind-boggling array of products to complete the Moo-Vie Room.’


Ian Morrish, Founder of Together for Cinema adds:

“Working with Nicola Graham and her team has been an absolute pleasure. The story behind the Retreat is moving and inspiring, and we were delighted that Together For Cinema could help them further what they can offer to the children and their families. Greg Howarth and the Glo AV team were fantastic and really couldn’t do enough to help make it happen in time for Christmas. A big thank you to them. The opening was a great day and one of the real pleasures of what we do, seeing the difference and hearing of all the exciting plans for the room is heart-warming, and so rewarding.”


Santa's Grotto Opens For Christmas!!

The first main event for the new cinema room was to be the base for Reuben's Retreat Santa's Christmas Grotto. With Santa in place, presents stacked up and the Elves managing the event, the 85" Sony screen showed a beautiful crackling fireplace, and created a fabulous atmosphere.

Almost 100 complex and terminally ill children met Santa and enjoyed the magic of Santa's Grotto. Nicola Graham was delighted and wanted to pass this simple message to all those that help make magic like this happen... "Never underestimate the difference you are helping us make".

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