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About Us

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Who are we?

The ‘You Raise Me Up charity’ was founded by the late Jane Brooks and her husband Fraser in June 2011. The charity’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support families that have suffered the loss of a young person aged 16-25 years.

Why?

On 3rd May 2011 Fraser and Jane’s beautiful daughter Megan Brooks collapsed and died suddenly. As parents of Megan they found themselves in desperate need of comfort from those that had experienced the same loss and to see how they had coped and got through such a terrible time.

Emotional Support

The aim of the charity is to be able to provide compassion, support and simply to be able to say “we totally understand” rather than “we cannot imagine what you are going through”.  We have trained, experienced counsellors available including child and adolescent counsellors to help you through these dark times.  We also run monthly support groups, where you can meet other families going through similar emotions and by coming together you will start to feel less alone.

Financial Support

The emotional and financial strain that a funeral can put on those left behind is devastating and none of us have life insurance for our children. The charity therefore aims to help with financial support for the funeral a child deserves.

You are not alone!

If you are lookingfor support, please call our 24-hour helpline on 01323 482772.

 

To learn more about how you can help us please visit our Fundraising Page