Yolanda, known as “Landy” by so many, was beautiful, kind and brave – truly amazing in every way.
In the early hours of the 5th August, 2018, as she was walking home after a night out with friends, she was killed in a “hit and run” incident outside Stockwell Tube Station in London. She was taken so suddenly and cruelly from us and we are determined to ensure something decent comes out of her death. Using the love, support and resource we as parents would have given her, we want to ensure the work she will never be able to do herself, will get done.
She worked with disabled children to develop communication skills through drama. She produced plays and managed to draw together a huge range of people to put on performances that were wonderful. She travelled to New Zealand, became a ski instructor and spent the next two seasons, working specifically with children in New Zealand and Europe – all while completing her English degree at Kings College, London. She nannied in Australia and then worked as a Teaching Assistant with particularly vulnerable children. She had a wonderful ability to make others feel good about themselves and she could see the funny side in everything.
What we’re up to now……
We have been so very touched by the amount of support the Foundation has received from so many. Thank you!!!!
We are now helping young people 15 – 24 in London, Dorset and Hampshire get their feet off the ground, with both financial aid and pretty much anything else we can do to help them reach their goal. You can meet the brilliant young people we’ve helped so far on our Awardees page.
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100% of the donations go directly towards funding the aspirations of the young people who successfully apply for our help. We do not use any donated funds to support our administration costs or expenses which are all covered privately.
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Dorset 55 mile Charity Bike Ride 2021
After such a great ride last year, we’re off again this year, to raise funds for The Yolanda Moore Foundation (TYMF).
COVID has played havoc with so much over the last 18 months (or more!). Last year, we were supposed to ride the London to Brighton ride, which got cancelled, so the team decided to do it anyway. Some of us did in London, some in Dorset but wherever we were, we cycled 55 miles, raised money for a great cause and we’ve decided to do it again.
On 11 September, we’re off again in Dorset and raising funds to make a difference to a young person. Cycling up and down hill, across the water and along the sea front, we’ll challenge ourselves so that we can make things a bit easier for young people. COVID has made things even tougher for them and TYMF aims to help with that.
Please, if you can, donate so that we can keep our work going. We’ve helped young people with equipment for university, we’ve sponsored some to attend sporting events and develop their talent and expertise. Children in New Zealand have gotten to ski at a time when funds are stretched. We’ve supported young people to start the next phase of their education. Every single penny you donate go directly to help a young person . . . any administration is covered privately.
And of course, if you fancy a great day out on your bike in a beautiful part of the country, come join us and help us raise even more!
Shore Medical Group have kindly chosen us as their charity of the year.
We’re so pleased to be supported by the Shore Medical Group, Dorset, this year. They’ll very kindly be fundraising and helping to spread the word for us.
Aggie Milner is running the London Marathon in October!
On 3rd October 2021, Aggie will be running the London Marathon to raise money for us. Support her in this incredible feat (that we certainly couldn’t do – 26.2 miles!!) by donating below. We’ll be cheering her along at home and on the sidelines.
London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride…..in Dorset, Bristol & London!
It’s amazing what you’ll do for a good time when you’ve been in lock down! One of our Board members, Ella, signed up to the Skyline London to Brighton ride on Sunday, 13th September 2020. Board members Richard, Hannah, Rhonda and Wayne signed up…..before for the ride was then postponed until 2021 due to Covid-19.
The five of us convinced thirteen others to join in and ride fifty five miles on the 13th September in Dorset, Bristol and London and we raised £5,086. The riders were awesome, the donations were amazing and massively appreciated. The support we had to make it happen was immense (thank you to Rich, Tracy, Jane and Gerry for hosting folk and to Cath and Tim who made sure we all had somewhere to sit when turned up for lunch at the pub!).
Casey Purdie put pedal to the metal from Lands End to John o’Groats
Casey had decided to cycle the mammoth 1,004 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in September and then COVID 19 put pay to being able to physically do the ride. Not to be put off, Casey took on the legendary challenge closer to home and cycled the full Lands End to John o’Groats distance closer to home in 11 days in all types of weather , up a shed load of hills and when the weather was too rubbish, took to the turbo trainer. What an awesome effort!!!
She has raised more than £1,850 for the Foundation, what a superstar. If you want to find out more about her legendary challenge and donate please click the button below.
Hannah and Sophie Edwards ran the Bath Half Marathon and raised an amazing £1,788. Thank you so much.
Sophie and Hannah spent many weekends and holidays with Yollie growing up and have many wonderful, hilarious and fun memories and they ran the half marathon on 15th March 2020 to raise money in her memory.
Hope and Jonathan supported the Foundation at their wonderful wedding.
They and their guests donated a brilliant £700 towards the Foundation. Thank you so much for your support!
Chrissie Whitfield ran the New York Marathon
Chrissie refinished the New York Marathon in a fantastic time of 3 hours and 46 minutes. Thank you so much to everyone that supported and sponsored her and helped raise and awesome £1,600 for the foundation. Thanks Chrissie, you are a star.
Sara Lee ran the Nottingham Half Marathon
Sara pounded the pavements in the Nottingham Half Marathon on 29th September for TYMF. She’s achieved her target of raising £500 and we’re so grateful to her – and to everyone who sponsored her! 2:35 was no mean feat!!! Thank you so very much Sara!!
Tracy Cox Head Shave
Tracy raised an amazing £1,385. She wanted to do something to contribute a positive difference for sometime knowing that it would need to be something drastic. She didn’t want to ask for money to pound the pavement running, a bake sale or even a sponsored silence – she shaved her head instead. What a superstar.
Rob Atkins’ Big Walk
Rob Atkins braved the elements (and there were LOADS of elements) and faced the cold to walk the Pennine Way in June. He hiked the 439km over 14 days and raised a whopping £5,319 for us. Legend.
King’s Snow Sports – End of Year Party
K.I.S.S. raised £588 in memory of their former legendary social secretary Yolanda. A whole bunch of ski peeps, drinks, a raffle and of course, loads of merch (thanks Afterjam you legends).
London Tough Mudder Classic
On the 4th of May 2019, Ella, Issy, Katie and Midge, took part in the London Tough Mudder Classic. They challenged themselves to a dirty, muddy, wet 8-10 mile, 25 obstacle course in support of The Yolanda Moore Foundation. They raised £1400 – go on gals!
We’ve had some great fundraisers so far, from a big office feast to a cracking (literally eggs cracked over heads style) pub quiz. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for upcoming events or create your own! All you have to do is drop us an email to get your own fundraiser going.
Have a look at our mission statement to find out more about what we want to do and how we aim to keep Yolanda and her life present in everything we achieve. You can read it here.