The weather kept us waiting but once the cloud cleared our skydivers achieved their dreams!
The brave 33 took on the challenge to raise funds and awareness of YRMU and for many other different reasons too!
Some of them shared their stories –
Sue & Katie’s story – “We are raising funds to support a charity very close to our hearts. On the 10th June we will be pushing ourselves to the limit, and skydiving to raise awareness for all the amazing work they do.
The sole purpose of You Raise Me Up is to offer emotional and financial support to families that have suffered the loss of a child between the ages of 16-25.
Having witnessed the support first hand with the loss of Sue’s daughter Melissa in 2016. We want to make sure others are able to benefit from the great work they do, whether it be the Cafe offering a shoulder to cry on over a slice of cake, 24 hour hotline or counselling.”
Thank you xx
Katie’s story -“Where to begin……. 13th May 2011 my day started as normal but what I was not expecting was the devastating news I was going to be told…… My bestest friend, my rock, one of the people I loved the most Megan had died suddenly and unexpectedly. Of course this was one of the lowest points a family could hit in their life but instead of withdrawing themselves from people Megan’s amazing parents and brother Jane, Fraser And Ollie set up a Charity called You Raise Me Up which supports families that lose a child between the ages of 16 and 25 both financially and emotionally. This is not only a charity but a community filled with amazing people in which the charity have been able to help and welcome anybody with open arms. If it wasn’t for this beautiful charity a lot of families would be lost and would not know who to turn to, and so I am going to do a sky dive in memory of my beautiful, caring and amazing best friend Megan.”
Thank you xx
Annemarie’s story – I attended a ladies Networking event and was privileged to hear two volunteers of the charity carry out a presentation in order to raise awareness of this amazing organisation. When I listened it really touched a place in my heart and I knew wanted to help but was just not sure how I heard recently that You Raise Me UP were looking for mad people like myself to throw them selves out of a plane from 10,000 ft to raise as much money as possible.”
Thank you xx
See all the stories at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/youraisemeup2018
Over £20,000 raised and still counting!
Thank you to Susan Newell, Katie Hartfield, Nicola Nathan, Danielle Critchley, Karen Critchley, Jo Weston, Sam Weston, Rose Ackerman, Hannah Richards, Julie Richards, Bethany Dickens, Carly Stephens, Anthony Richards, Sally Wright, Zoe Jessop, Nicki Painter, Brenda Harrison, Stephen Smith, Clare Dunkley, Annemarie Maynard, Hayley Hillman, Debbe Harrington, Kim Dunlop, Joe Coyle, Kirt Allan,Joe Walmsley, Andrew Jackson, Katie Honeywood, Jess Padget, Rebecca Parker, Darren Parker, Jonathon Sorrell-Fleet & Joe Tobin.
YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!!