We are Maddy’s Mark, the charity (number 1200071) we established to remember Maddy Lawrence and raise funds in her name to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in young women, through the sport of rugby.  

Maddy sadly passed away in March 2022, aged just 20, after suffering from a rugby injury, whilst playing for UWE, her university rugby team. Despite a courageous fight in hospital, Maddy tragically died of sepsis, two weeks after her injury. She was bright, loving and sporty, described by friends as a shining light in their lives. Within our close and small family she certainly filled our lives with laughter and joy.

In this extraordinarily difficult time, we take comfort in all the good that Maddy has done in her short life and the many people who were touched by her kindness, generosity, and love. It is our dearest wish to continue Maddy’s legacy by forging ahead with the charity we have set up in her name, Maddy’s Mark, which supports the cause she held closest to her heart, young women’s mental health.

In just 18 months as a charity, Maddy’s Mark has been able to commit funds to bring rugby to over 2,000 girls, having donated just over £55,000. It is so beneficial to their physical and mental health. Women's rugby, with its inclusivity and team spirit, not only provides challenge and fitness, but also helps to build self-esteem, long lasting friendships, and a sense of belonging. With your help and inspired by Maddy and all that she stood for; we will be able to help many more girls into all that this sport can give.

And how are we supporting this cause?
By fostering and building young women's confidence, self-image and self-belief through the values of the rugby community.

And by focusing on the standards of teamwork, mutual support and fellowship to help young women harness their own boldness and resilience.

Because not all battles are fought on the pitch.

To donate please click here to go to our Just Giving page
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