The Ruff and Ruby Rooms

#THE RUFF & RUBY ROOMS

THE RUFF & RUBY ROOMS is our iconic AWARD WINNING COMMUNITY HUB /. SOCIAL ENTERPRISE right in the heart of the city centre @ The Potteries centre (next to Scotts). 

The upper floor of the venue is also home to our staff team and provides us with a city centre base to work out into the community from.

The Ruff & Ruby Rooms is a dynamic community space. Its intention is to provide a RETAIL / ENTERPRISE EXPERIENCE ON PURPOSE, to infuse a sense of belonging & home whilst offering OPPORTUNITY & PURPOSE through its creative programs & engagements. We are currently open 4 days a week for the general public to access for shopping, socialising, donating and relaxing (opening times/days can be found on our facebook page and are updated regularly: @ruffandruby

The venue also delivers an engaging FUTURE YOU – WORK:IT program to develop employability and work readiness skills in 18-25s, along with being a Kickstart placement for 16-24 yr olds. We also run an innovative VOLUNTEERING SCHEME that anyone aged 13 plus can apply for with no maximum age! [we have volunteers 13-65]. See our ‘get involved page’.

Creative media pieces are played in store & urban art adorns the walls presenting positive & inspirational messages along with innovative themed window displays and SLOGAN TEE SHIRT campaigns add value to the wider work of the charity.

#youmatter

RUFF & RUBY Youth Charity promotes positive self esteem & aspirations in young people to be ‘the best version of themselves’.
#LIVEONPURPOSE

#FEATURES....

#FYI

YOU CAN DONATE CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES AND BIKES DIRECTLY HERE IN STORE (bring your car to the loading bay entrance on the left just under the multi storey car park walkway @ INTU POTTERIES & or pull in on the left by the side entrance to the centre & call the store for a member of staff to come & collect!- 01782 280413.

THE CAITLIN FUND

In Store, We are currently running 🦋THE CAITLIN FUND 🦋featured on the BBC Midlands tonight program (see our facebook page: ruffandruby) which is a project dedicated to mental health & suicide prevention in young people, after Caitlin sadly took her own life, at the age of 20, last year. Caitlin’s clothing was put into store to raise awareness & raise funds to kick start the project & to bring ‘life from her death’ to other young people who may be struggling.

We are working with her friends &  family to ensure  that her clothing rail is sustained with clothing donated  from her generation to see  transformation  – the money raised is  going towards ‘early help interventions’ that tackle poor mental health and low self esteem, this project is called WORTHY –  where we will work with a number of young girls in crisis over a year on all levels . 

ALWAYS WORTHY. ALWAYS GOOD ENOUGH’  is a POSITIVITEE range inspired by Cailtlin & influenced by Mum, Kay, to also raise awareness of mental health & bring in revenue to support ‘more Caitlins’.