BRIANNA Ghey's mother has thanked the people of Warrington for the support they have shown since her daughter was killed.

In February this year, Brianna was found dead in Culcheth Linear Park with multiple stab wounds.

Since then, her mum - Esther - has worked alongside the Warrington Guardian on the Peace in Mind campaign, in memory of Brianna.

Warrington Guardian: Brianna was just 16 when she was killed in FebruaryBrianna was just 16 when she was killed in February (Image: Esther Ghey)

The campaign aims to raise enough funds to send school staff in Warrington on training courses run by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), in a bid to improve mental wellbeing support for schoolchildren across the country, starting here.

As it stands, the campaign has raised more than £15,000.

Esther said: "I'm extremely grateful for all of the support that our campaign has received.

"I've met so many really lovely people who want to help to improve the mental health of our young people and make the world a better place.

"Everything that we have done so far has been welcomed with positivity.

"After what has happened to our family, it is helping me massively to see how good people can be."

Warrington Guardian: The campaign is a joint venture between Esther Ghey and the Warrington GuardianThe campaign is a joint venture between Esther Ghey and the Warrington Guardian (Image: Newsquest)

Speaking about support for the Peace in Mind campaign, Esther said: "The amount of support that we've received since the launch of the Peace in Mind campaign has been amazing.

"From the start, we have had the backing of the Warrington Wolves and the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation. I'm still working closely with them and look forward to all of the exciting events we have planned.

"We have also had support from Warrington's schools.

"Chris Hunt, headteacher at Culcheth High School, facilitated a donation from the high schools of £7,755, which is just fantastic.

"Additionally, 21 schools across Warrington have already started the first round of MiSP training and we have many more signed up for the next intake.

"Many Warrington schools and businesses will be taking part in our 'Wear Pink for Peace' fundraising day on November 7, which would have been Brianna's 17th birthday.

"This has been organised by Tom Bedworth at the Warrington Guardian, and Birchwood High School headteacher Emma Mills."

'Wear Pink for Peace' will take place on Tuesday, November 7, with local businesses and schools encouraged to get involved to raise money for the campaign - it would involve individuals wearing items of pink clothing and donating £1 to the charity fundraising pot.

Esther added: "The next fundraising event will be held at the Daten in Culcheth on November 11, where they will be holding a wellbeing day.

"I'm looking forward to speaking at this event and to taking part in the wellbeing activities."

Warrington Guardian: Esther says she has been overwhelmed by the support she has receivedEsther says she has been overwhelmed by the support she has received (Image: Newsquest)

There has also been a raffle organised by Twinkle Time Melts, based in the Cockhedge Shopping Centre, with a variety of prizes that have been donated by local businesses and organisations - all proceeds will be donated to the Peace in Mind campaign.

Esther said: "Twinkle Time Melts have hand-produced 'Blossom for Brianna' wax melts to raise money for the campaign.

"They have also organised a Christmas raffle, tickets are now available from their stall in the Cockhedge Shopping Centre or on our Facebook page: Peace in Mind UK.

"The prizes have been donated from Warrington businesses and include a cut and blow dry at L.E.A hair, a Christmas wreath from Melrose and Pops Designs, a signed rugby shirt from the Warrington Wolves, and many more."

For more information on the Peace in Mind campaign, or to donate, use this link: