Providing Holidays From the Heart

Welcome to Ruddi’s Retreat

Providing Holidays From the Heart!

It is our aim to help families with seriously ill children to have access to a holiday home for free! We want to help families with young children suffering from the effects and after effects of Cancer Treatment, Life Limiting Illnesses or Bereavement to enjoy a family holiday together with minimal financial cost and maximum fun!

2016 sees the launch of Gwennie’s Getaways. Gwennie’s Getaways is committed to providing short-term breaks to those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia and their family or carers.

Meet Ruddi – The Inspirational

Young Man Behind this Charity

When Ruddi was just six and a half months old he was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Following a year of intensive treatment including a three month stint in an American hospital, Ruddi finally went into remission.

For the two years whilst Ruddi was battling through the effects of Chemotherapy and all that comes with it, Candlelighters Charity kindly gave Ruddi and his family a one week holiday at Primrose Valley Caravan Park. This holiday helped the family to spend some much needed quality time together and was where Ruddi took his very first steps!

Unfortunately when a child enters remission most of the charitable funding is stopped, however the after effects on the family are sometimes only just beginning, thus making it more or less impossible to afford a holiday.

Ruddi’s Retreat are now proud owners of three beautiful static caravan’s at Primrose Valley in Filey, Yorkshire. The first caravan opened in February 2012, the second in June 2013 and the third in March 2019. All of our caravans are fully modified to cater to the needs of their visitors.

Ruddi Attends

The Royal Wedding!

Duchess of York Visit

– Ruddis Treat Rooms


If you would like to support our amazing charity by sending a family on holiday or by helping to raise funds towards our Lodge then you can do so in the following ways:

Bank Transfer
Sort Code: 40-25-10
Account No. 84228510

(if paying by PayPal please tick the personal gift box)

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