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 16 – 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.
If this sounds a bit like you, why not visit our Apply page.
Would you like to make a quick donation? Find out more here.
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 even our post board meeting pints).
Chrissie Whitfield is running the New York Marathon
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge linking Statten Island to Brooklyn in New York! It is 2 miles long (a mile up 😱 and a mile down!). Chrissie has to run across it at the start of the NY Marathon on 3 November! Nothing like a major hurdle at the start of a 26 mile run!
Thank you to everyone who has sponsored her so far. We are all so humbled by your generosity 🙏If anyone else is able to sponsor her in this crazy challenge she is running for 2 very special charities who help disadvantaged and sick children. If you can make a donation no matter how small to one or other of the charities it will mean so much to those they help. Thank you so much!
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.
Friday 24 May 2019
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).
Saturday 4 May 2019
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.