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Donate to the Vadim Memorial Fund

Click on this button to make a donation to the Vadim Memorial Fund, it takes you straight to PayPal:

Alternatively you can pay by UK cheque or postal order – please make these payable to ‘The As You Are Centre’ and post to: As You Are, 45 Southwick Street, Southwick, West Sussex, BN42 4TH.

Letter from Vadim’s mother, in memory of her Son

Dear friends,

This letter is dedicated to the memory of my beloved son, Vadim Yastrzhembsky, who died on 7 June 2012, after taking a mixture of alcohol and drugs. He was only 19 years old.

The dozens of Vadim’s friends who visited the hospital before he died showed how much he was loved and how dearly he will be missed, both by his many friends, and by his family in the UK and Ukraine.

Vadim did not want to die: his death was a tragic accident. But he believed that he could manage the risks associated with experimenting with drugs, and he was wrong. So even as we struggle to comprehend this devastation, we want to do something in his memory that might help other families and friends avoid going through what we are all facing following Vadim’s death. If our donations can help save one other person from following Vadim’s path and meeting his fate, then we will have honoured his memory.

I work as a volunteer at the As You Are Centre an organisation providing affordable counselling to those who need it, including in some cases to young people and those affected by substance abuse. As You Are have kindly agreed to set up a ring fenced fund in Vadim’s name to provide counselling to troubled young people and drugs education to help young people understand fully what they are getting into and the risks they face.

You can donate to them by following this link

Please make donations in Vadim’s memory. Let him be remembered for the pleasure and happiness he brought us in life, and let his death bring some good to someone, somewhere. Please pass on this letter to everyone that knew Vadim so it reaches the widest possible audience as we do not have contact details for everyone.

Thank you all!

Anna Eraut