i leave my mark is a new fundraising initiative, passionate about supporting children re-adjust to life following a traumatic experience.

There are many causes of trauma, the most common being bullying, abuse (and witnessing it), life limiting and serious illnesses, accident, drugs and alcohol parental abuse and bereavement.

Every child has a right to receive love and support. When something traumatic happens, the way we as children experience the world can change, often forever. We can lose those magical qualities  that make us feel alive. Many of us as adults can relate to this. We are conditioned by what happened when we were children ourselves and can experience life as joyless, or ‘that something is wrong with us’, amongst many other powerful beliefs and emotions.

Thankfully there are organisations dedicated to respectfully working with these experiences, supporting children in understanding ‘what happened’ and to re-adjust. The care and skill children and their families receive allows what they experienced to be processed and understood safely, empowering them to go on to live a fulfilled life into adulthood.

i leave my mark is fundraising for local and national charities committed to supporting these children in the UK.  Please see information and find out more about the charities we support in the sub menu.

Our launch event on Boxing Day raised £1003 for childhood bereavement charity Winston’s Wish for its work with children in Sussex.

A further 4 charities will be announced by 8th April 2011.  i leave my mark will be fundraising for these charities through until the end of May.

If you which to be part of the campaign we can attend an event, school or business to support you.  Contact Debbie on 07886 659976 or at

Thank You for your support