Why Fundraise for Break The Silence?
Break The Silence provide vital support to those affected by sexual trauma – we need your support to help us continue to support those most in need within our communities.
Adverse childhood experiences impact negatively on a child/young person’s psychological and physical health, social growth and academic achievements. It affects their present and future, preventing them from achieving both their potential and their ambition in addition to placing them at extreme disadvantage. Adverse childhood experiences have been linked to;
- Risky health behaviour – smoking, alcoholism, drug use, early sexual activity, un-intended pregnancy;
- chronic health conditions – obesity, diabetes, depression, suicide attempts, STDs, heart disease, cancer, stroke, COPD, broken bones, self-harm;
- low-life potential, academic achievements, graduation rates, lost time from work, unemployment; and
- early death.
We depend on the kindness, consideration and generosity of people to enable us to provide our vital services – you could help us change lives and you can have fun in the process. Take a look at our
fundraising guide to help you get started on your fundraising journey.
If you are hosting an event in aid of Break The Silence then thank you. Please remember to contact us so that we may publicise and acknowledge your event and remember that all fundraising activities carried out “in aid of Break the Silence” must comply with our fundraising terms and conditions.