Who are we?
We are You Raise Me Up. We support families that have lost young adults.
What do we do?
Our Support Centre and Coffee Shop in Polegate High Street, is the hub of the community. Not only can locals meet for a cuppa and a slice of cake but it is also a support centre where we hold regular meetings for our family members so they can talk through their feelings with others in a similar position to themselves. It has many other uses to including a meeting place for residents of the local Care Homes as well as being used for special events such as Christmas Day Dinner for the vulnerable and elderly in the community. These facilities are invaluable to those who use them.
Our admin staff Leesa, Lesley and Debbie are working hard from home to sustain the charity through these challenging times but now more than ever we need your help too.
How your donations will help
We have chosen to set up a Crowdfunder appeal. Therefore we are asking for donations towards our Crowdfunding Community Appeal to help YRMU. We understand that many of you will be worried about your finances at the moment and rightly so, so whatever you feel you could give would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Your donation will allow us to continue our much needed counselling sessions, continue to run the support groups and sustain the centre for our community use.
Never more needed
Our work now is more important than ever as grief in itself is isolating so it is imperative that we are able to access our families and offer support to them. So, please help us to reach our target and help to be able to continue the work we do.
As always, we thank you so much for your on going support and wish you all good health. We cannot wait to see you all again.
Testimonial from one of our family members:
"When my son died I just felt I had to hold it together for my family. I had to be the strong one. One day I just randonly made a call to YRMU. I immediately felt I had been wrapped inside a warm blanket. To speak to someone who just 'got it' was so comforting, I didn't need to be the strong one anymore, it was ok to not be ok. I could be broken and allow my sadness to be exposed within this safe environment."