The problem of finding a good disabled loo!

August 13, 2019

Before we opened Ruby’s Fund Sensory Centre I found myself changing Ruby on the floor of a cafe toilet. The floor was dirty and from that day I stopped going out with her to places without changing facilities for children weighing 15kg+. Those facilities were few and far between then (pre 2014). From that experience … Continued


July 24, 2019

Ruby’s Fund was started in 2008 when I identified a gap in support and services for children with additional needs and their families as a result of my own experiences with my daughter Ruby. After five years of fundraising, we found our home at Meridian House in Congleton. In 2014, through hard work and with … Continued

Town House in the Park Event

July 6, 2019

We are so happy to announce Townhouse in the Park raised £600.00 from nursery and community contributions donated. Town House Nurseries kindly support two charities, ourselves Ruby’s Fund and PeterPan Centre for Children with Special Needs, who support children with additional needs to have the very best start in life. This event could not have happened … Continued

Teddy Bears Picnic

May 30, 2019

Its the annual Teddy Bears Picnic in Congleton Park on June 11th between 12:30-2:30pm. The event is supported by Congleton Town Council who have given a grant of £500 towards the event. There will be craft table, face painting, Tiddly Boppers, story time with Congleton Library, PCSO finger printing and Peppa Pig will be making a guest … Continued

Easter Egg Donations

March 19, 2019

We are hoping for 40 Easter eggs to be donated so we can pass them on to some of our wonderful children who attend our additional need sessions. If you are an Easter bunny who can help please get in touch. We would ideally like donations by Friday 29th March so we can give them … Continued


December 29, 2018

As of 1st January 2019 the admission price to Ruby’s Fund for open play will be £2 for the first child, £1 for siblings. This is the first increase since we opened in September 2014. We have a huge challenge ahead of us to raise £250,000 to buy our building. We hope you understand and … Continued

‘Spooktacular’ Ruby’s Centre is nineteenth venue to connect communities

October 30, 2018

The latest Connected Communities centre opening had a Halloween theme and was attended by about 100 people who enjoyed a range of spooky games and fun-filled activities. Ruby’s Fund, in Congleton, was packed with children and families at the end of October – all of whom came to join in the celebrations to recognise the … Continued

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

October 17, 2018

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

Introducing our Short Breaks Practitioner

September 29, 2018

Ruby’s Fund are proud to introduce our new Short Breaks Practitioner, Mairead Yates. Mairead brings with her a wealth of SEN knowledge, skills and experience which we look forward to her using at Ruby’s Fund. Mairead says: “As Ruby’s Fund’s Short Break Practitioner I endeavour to build strong working relationships and help to bridge the … Continued

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

September 26, 2018

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