Virtual sensory bus sessions

During lockdown we have been restricted in how we can use the mobile sensory bus to provide support to SEND children in Cheshire East. With the help of the creative team at TMC we have been able to create a virtual bus session that can be delivered by TEAMS or Zoom on a 1:1 basis … Continued

What Ruby’s Fund has been doing during COVID 19

Since lockdown Ruby’s Fund have been busy supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families across Cheshire East. Thanks to grant funding from Cheshire East Brighter Ideas project, Ruby’s Fund has been able to create a bespoke case management tool which encompasses all of the services, facilities and support Ruby’s Fund provides. … Continued

Elf on the Shelf Messy Play on Wed 27th November 1-3pm

Join us at Ruby’s Fund for an afternoon of mischief and messy play with the elves. The elves will be getting into all sorts of trouble and hopefully the grown ups will get some Elf on the Shelf inspiration! You will be able to help the party Elf make up your very own reindeer food … Continued

Ruby’s Sensory Afternoons every Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm

We are delighted to invite you to Ruby’s sensory afternoon sessions. The theme of the week is based around a story or special event such as Halloween. The sessions involve a story, music and songs, tuff trays full of sensory play objects to explore and the interactive OMI VISTA floor projector. The session includes sensory … Continued

SEN Family Saturday Social 29th Sept 1:30-3:30pm

On Saturday 29th September it’s our Saturday Family Social for children with additional needs and disabilities (activity age guide 0-11 years), and their families and carers. There will be an opportunity to chat to other families whilst having coffee and cake and time for a play too! The theme of the month is Princesses & … Continued

Friday Sing & Socials

My Babytime & Ruby’s Fund run weekly Sing & Social sessions on a Friday morning. Pre-booking is advised but if there are spaces available then you can just drop into either session.   Our sessions times are as follows and each class lasts 90 minutes: 9.20am is aimed at families with children of all ages. … Continued

Local charity awarded grant to purchase new sensory equipment

Ruby’s Fund has been presented with a grant of £2,500 from MAXIMUS Foundation UK to contribute towards new sensory equipment to stimulate and entertain children and young people with disabilities. Alison Parr, Director at Ruby’s Fund, received the donation from Kristina Moore, Trustee for MAXIMUS Foundation UK, and Christopher Bobs from MAXIMUS who nominated the … Continued

Teddy Bears Picnic Success!

On Wednesday 13th June, Kirsty, Laura, Sharon, Karen, Ann, Katie, Mike & Julian from Ruby’s Fund hosted the Teddy Bears Picnic supported by Congleton Town Council. Luckily it didn’t rain and we were able to use Congleton Park for the event. Around 350 children and their grown ups came down with their picnics and teddy … Continued

Short Breaks at Ruby’s Fund

Ruby’s Fund is offering one-to-one short break sessions for children aged 0-8 years with complex or specialist needs, especially those who may not have had the opportunity to access short breaks before due to their age, personal care or health needs. The sessions will be delivered on weekdays, weekends and school holidays at Ruby’s Fund … Continued

The Sensory Room at Ruby’s Fund

When people talk about Ruby’s Fund sensory room the first thing they talk about is usually the bubble tube. It is the centre piece of our sensory room and the most popular piece of equipment. The bubble tube is positioned in the corner of the sensory room mounted on a white padded bench with mirrors … Continued