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You Raise Me Up 2017

You Raise Me Up 2017

Why we need your help

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow

A husband who loses a wife is called a widower

A child who loses his parents is called an orphan

But ... there is no word for a parent that loses a child

On 3rd May 2011 Fraser and Jane's beautiful daughter Megan collapsed and died suddenly. As parents, they found themselves in desperate need of comfort from those that had experienced the same loss and to see how others coped and got through such a terrible time. They found there was limited support available and when strong enough, decided they wanted to help others experiencing the same feelings of grief.

The charity's sole purpose is to offer financial and emotional support to the families that have lost a yound adult between the ages of 16 and 25.

The financial strains that a funeral can put on those left behind can be a real concern as no parent wants to feel like they are "scrimping" on their child's on their child's final farewell.

It is a real but sad fact that no parent should have to consider saving and planning for their child's funeral. Yet the cost of ensuring that you have the opportunity to give your child a beautiful and deserving service is something that no financial help, for a teenager of a certain age, is available for. 

The charity there fore aims to provide that help and provide the funeral the child deserves.

In addition, the charity offers one-to-one counselling and support groups.

We have a coffee shop in Polegate open to public which helps raise funds for the charity.



Thank you to the British Queen for their £1000 donation from thier New Year's Day dip.

£1305 from The Allan family at their annual quiz night for their son Lewis Allan. A brilliant night. Thank you 

Thank you Pan Patel at Nisa store In Firle Road Eastbourne for your £500 donation,


Thank you to Humphrey & Co for your £1000 doantion as your Charity of the Year.

Thank you Sophie Murphy for your donation of £250 from Easy jet!

Well done Charlie Boyes & Angus Chisholm who ran the Brighton Half Marathon for You Raise Me Up 


Well done to our fab five runners in the Eastbourne Half Marathon - Martin Bello, Hannah Robinson, Paul O'Donnell & Charlie Boyes - they raised over £3790 between them, Thank you 

The A level Dance students at Uckfield Community College held a dance show over 2 nights in memory of their friend and raised £1165.

Polegate Football Club raised £80 at the quiz night for YRMU

Charlotte Bracken held a Mothers Day Coffee Morning and raised £85 from selling cakes and a raffle.

The Bizzybirds Women's Networking Group held a Pamper Evening donating prizes for the raffle in aid of YRMU. Thank you for the £82. 

All added to our off line donations!


Huge Thank You to Jo & Gary Simpson and their families who have raised an amazing amount for YRMU in memory of their son Harley with their seafront walk- read their story on their fundrasing page below - Team Harley

YRMU made national TV when our good wishes to Wendy and Matthew running the London Marathon scrolled across the nation's screens - they have raised over £2300. 

Chelsea Redman ran the Brighton Marathon wearing our pink vest too. Thankyou

On the last day of April little 6 year old Berry walked 10 miles from Eastbourne to Bexhill and has raised over £700. What a little superstar!

Thank you East Dean Players who held a raffle and sold refreshments at their last production and raised £84.

Thank you to the lovely customers and staff at the Ovingdean cafe for your donation of £75.

All Co-Op members - Thank you for voting for YRMU. We received £2890 from the community fund!!

All added to the off line donation total 


The Southdown Strollers donated £100. Thank you

Thank you to the Windsor Club Poleagte who donated £150.

TSB staff raised an awesome £634.42 with a bike ride - thank you!

First of the bag packs at M&S raised £422.30. Thank you!

Thank you to the Nothumberland Community School who raise a briilaint £345.68

We are the charity of the Year for Humphrey & Co - they have raised £355,20 so far  with a charty golf day, cake bakes and donations. Thank you so much 

All added to our off line donations 


From 3 amazing bag packing days at our local Tesco stores our brilliant volunters collected £1895.53! Thank you so much for giving up your Saturdays!

Thank you our families who have held events in memory of their loved ones

Lauren & Northchurch CC in memory of Adam raised £661 plus a donation from Ali Fantham for £50

Vonnie & Brian's legendary Cream Tea in memory of Lewis raised £473.

Family & friends of Wayno Puttick raised £625 in his memory at a charity cricket match at Chiddingly Cricket Club.

Donations from the family and friends of Lewis Smith of £1260 in his memory.

Thank you all so much

M&S are still collecting for us with cake bakes and raising awareness for us. Thank you for £422.30 and there is more to come. Thank you for our wonderful Family day!

Our friends at SGN continue to support us - £1550 raised at their recent Outstanding People Awards and another £121.94 from our Gary's collegues too. You are amazing!

Thank you to the customers at Ovingdean cafe who filled another donation pot - £80 donated.

Bernie Scott has donated £235.

Polegate Sundowners WI raised £434.06 at their cream tea in May.

Our tombola at Stix Summer Madness raised £196.55

Our skydive took place on 18th June and raised an awesome £10,800 in total!

Thank you so much

An amazing fundraising month!!!


We held our 6th Annual Charity Golf Day this month with 96 golfers and over 130 evening guests. Everyone had a great day and raised over £5,500 in total.

One of the lovely ladies from M&S Yana Askaroff holds 3-4 charity coffee mornings a year. As the store's chosen charity for this year she has raised over £1100 for YRMU at her 40th coffee morning this month. Thank you so much Yana!

The M&S customers are filling our pink donation pots in the Eastbourne store and have raised another £159.19. 

Tesco continue to support us and held a tombola this month raising £230.

Thank you Irene, Coo & Nikki for all your hard work.

SGN held their Replacement Contractors Excellence Awards and chose to support YRMU and raised with matched funding an incredible £5,500!!

We are very grateful for their continued support.

All added to the off line donations total. 


Thank you to Ray Pattison and friends who held  a raffle for a signed footballl and raised £130.

In the BBQ weather  Alan & Gloria Harris raised £85 with a garden party and raffle. Thank you

Though it rained the Teddy Bear's Picnic in memory of Harley Simpson raised £74. Thank you Jo & Gary.

Getting beach body ready James Gietzen, Fludie and friends raised £280 with a sponsored weightloss. Well done.

The choir Bourne to Sing held a concert to support YRMU and Cruse and raised £272.50 each charity. A lovely evening!

East Sussex Highways raised £366.20 with bacon butty sales, cake sales and a dress down day. Thank you everyone.

£71.65 was raised at the awards night at John.F.Kennedy school in Hemel Hempstead in memory of Adam. An award is presented in his name. Thank you Lauren.

Thank you to The Freemasons - Playgoers Lodge for your donation of £555.

All added to the off line donation total


We are very grateful to so many wonderful companies who have supported us and donated this month from staff member nominations. Thank you ..

Strutt & Parker £3500,

The Park Lane Group £920,

Ansvar Insurance £125, 

We are Stix Drummers Charity of the Year - all their hard work drumming and marching has raised £1000. Thank you.

Another £81.40 from M&S pink pots in store - thanks to their lovely customers.

Sussex Plumbing Supplies raised £90 at a Charity Golf Day. Thank you 

Rob completed the London to Brighton bike ride and has raised £500 in memory of Sammy. Thank you 

Thank you so much to the family and friends of Sam Richards who have donated over £1000 in his memory. Thank you so much.

Davina wingwalked in memory of Matthew and has raised £2272 with gift aid 

Thank you so much. You are very brave!!

All added to the off line donations. 


Thank you to the Masonic Logdes of Pevensey Castle for your donation of £444 and the Aviation & combined Services for your donation of £100

The Eastbourne Hearing Centre in South Street collected £101.34 in their pink pot.

Humphrey & Co completed their 100 mile bike ride raising £513 and collected £241.32 in their pink pot as well.

Thank you Elaine Smith for raising £300 in memory of  Lewis.

Thank you to the family of Richard Page for the donations of £580 made in his memory 

Our big event - A Night of Amazement raised £9000.

Thank you to everyone who attended and donated - it was a fantasic evening.

All added to the off line donation total 


Thank you everyone who put a green token in the YRMU tube in Asda Eastbourne. We came joint 2nd and received £200. Thank you

Yana Askaroff held her 41st charity coffee morning and shared her fundraising with us. £643 this time. Thank you so much.

We are Ansvar Insurance Charity of the Year 2018/2019 as voted by the staff there. They have started us off with an amazing donation of £5000. Thank you so much.

The British Queen in Willingdon hold regular charity coffee mornings. Our turn this month and £127.70 was raised. Thank you to all the staff & customers.

Nicki Painter at the Secret Warerobe in Seaford held a charity Fashion Show which raised £154.13. Thank you Nicki

Partners4training in Uckfield held a pamper day that raised £183.15. Lots of wonderful treatments and a rafffle. Well done girls!

YRMU was the charity of the night at the More Radio Awards and £605 was donated by those attending. Thank you.

Thank you Masonic Lodge 7057 for your £300 donation.

Diane Renouf-Preece held a memorial football for her grandson Harley raising £160. She also collected £180 in donations from local businesses too. Thank you.

Our lovely friends at Tesco continue their fundraising too with a tombola at the Christmas Light turning on at Langney Shopping Centre raising £63.

All added to our off line donation total


The Wilingdon & Jevington Parish Council held a Music in the Park event in the summer and donated £600 to YRMU. Thank you

A raffle held at the Dominica Court Residents Association BBQ raised £45.Thank you.

Mr Douglas Palmer donated half his birthday money - £200 to us. Thank you

Our Christmas Cards raised £310. Thank you everyone who purchased them.

Thank you to those who donated to YRMU instead of buying cards or in memory of a loved one. 

Harte Reade held a coffee morning and raised £146.89. Thank you

The dress down day at Ansvar Insurance raised £746. Thank you

Gary & Jo held an event in memory of Harley with raffle & tombola that raised an brilliant £1035. Thank you so much.

Their family and work collegues continue to support us and have donated £140.

The Kids Curtain Company nominated YRMU for a company donation. Thank you Add Media Group Ltd for £250. 

The Hailsham Ladies who Latte held a Christmas raffle and raised £68. Thank you.

The lovely Danielle donated 2 hampers for a raffle and raised £44. Thank you 

The pink pots at M&S collected £267.20. Thank you to all their wondeful customers.

Polegate WI and Polegate Free Church donated £250 each. Thank you 

All added to the off line total for 2017

Thank you everyone xxx


raised towards 35,000.00 target


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Ian Barnett

Ian Barnett's 24hr Music Marathon


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Martin Bello

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Charlie Boyes

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Chis & Char's fundraising page


Jan 07, 2018


A small thankyou for the love and support shown to Jez Lisa and Sophie after we lost our Ben xx

(plus 37.50 giftaid)

Dec 17, 2017

Norma Cook

In memory of my beautiful gentle grandson Ben Cook loved and missed so very much. He touch so many hearts in his short life such a tribute to him

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 10, 2017

Sonia McAvann

In memory of Ben cook xx

(plus 7.50 giftaid)

Dec 07, 2017

Kranky Nanny and Grandad

Thinking of special memories with our darling Grandson Harley at Christmas time and always. Happy Christmas Little Man. Missing you so much. All our love always, Kranky Nanny and Grandad x x

(plus 10.00 giftaid)

Jun 08, 2017




May 20, 2017


Good luck everyone!

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 31, 2017


Good luck!

(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 03, 2017

Lesley and Denise

From the raffle we ran at EBS Valentine Craft Fair


Feb 01, 2017

TERESA and Fred simpson

A donation in memory of our darling grandson Harley James Simpson always in our hearts and thoughts xxxx

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Jan 31, 2017


Sundowners Fab!

(plus 7.00 giftaid)


Total raised so far


Total plus Gift Aid 104,743.15

Direct donations


Raised offline 73,667.24

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