COVID-19 Update - Raise Your Hands | Supporting Small Charities

Coronavirus Update

May 2020

Dear Supporters,

RYH charities are supporting children and young people who have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus lockdown response. They have told us that they are busier than ever.

At a time where their front-line programmes are suspended and income streams are uncertain, they are demonstrating the advantages that come with their smaller size by building agile, innovative responses to a greatly heightened need.

These organisations are positioned right at the front-line. Their specialist expertise means that they are often the only ones who are able to help the hardest-to-reach. It rests with them to make sure that some of the most disadvantaged in our society are not left even further behind because of the coronavirus pandemic.

As fundraising events are cancelled and trade opportunities disappear, one thing is certain – your support is valued more now than it has ever been.

  • Sport 4 Life are getting hardware and phone credit out to families so they’re able to participate
  • Wave Project are releasing their highly qualified volunteers to support the relief effort
  • Kidscape have pivoted operations to tackle online bullying and safeguarding within the ‘home school’ environment
  • Grief Encounter have seen a tragic rise in demand for their bereavement helpline.

One thing is certain. Your support is valued more now than it has ever been. Please do support them where you can. Any donations made on this website will go direct to the charities themselves.

At Raise Your Hands, we’ve scaled down our operations in the short term, so please bear with us if we take a while to respond.

Stay safe and look after each other.

The Raise Your Hands Team