Making memories for bereaved children

Helping bereaved children treasure old memories and make new ones
If a child loses a parent or sibling, we want to help them cherish the memories they have, whilst helping them look to the future.

Our Vision

After experiencing the challenges of navigating the stormy waters of grief, we want to help others who find themselves walking this path in our shoes.

Memory boxes

We provide memory boxes and resources to acute hospitals, hospices and schools to help them better support children following the death of a close loved one. This box could contain books, a journal and a pair of soft toys, as well as a kit to take a handprint or to keep a lock of hair. This can be used to capture precious memories in the moment and added to in the difficult times ahead. 

Making New Memories

We want to help children create new memories after experiencing the hardest of losses. We make links with other child bereavement charities and will consider applications for financial support for those providing memory making experiences for children who have been bereaved. It is important that to us that we support those who need it the most.

The charity was founded in 2018 in memory of Mark Knapp, a much-loved husband and father of 2 young children, who died very suddenly and unexpectedly.

Mark made such a positive impact on so many lives that we felt driven to start this charity in his memory, with the aim of improving support for those who would follow in our footsteps.  

Help us raise money to help bereaved children

Our aim is to help families who are dealing with the grief of losing a parent or sibling. In addition to the provision of memory boxes we also want to raise the profile of child bereavement and will consider applications to fund training for professional staff  to enable them to better understand and meet the needs of children following loss. To give families the opportunity to create new memories we make links with other child bereavement charities and will consider applications for fincancial support for memory making experiences.

With your help we WILL help children keep smiling during their hardest days.