WARRINGTON'S schools and businesses are invited to join a fundraising day in memory of Brianna Ghey.

In February this year, Brianna was found dead in Culcheth Linear Park with multiple stab wounds - she was 16 years old.

The fundraising day will be in support of the Peace in Mind campaign, which is a joint venture between Brianna's mum, Esther, and the Warrington Guardian.

Warrington Guardian: The campaign is a joint venture between Brianna's mum and the Warrington GuardianThe campaign is a joint venture between Brianna's mum and the Warrington Guardian (Image: Esther Ghey)

On Tuesday, November 7, businesses and schools across Warrington are invited to 'Wear Pink for Peace' in memory of Brianna, who was a pupil at Birchwood High School.

The day will see individuals don pink clothing, which was Brianna's favourite colour, and donate £1 to the Peace in Mind campaign.

November 7 would have been Brianna's 17th birthday.

It is the aim of the campaign to raise money to send school staff on training courses organised by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), which will improve mental wellbeing support for children in school.

Tom Bedworth, community reporter at the Warrington Guardian, said: "When Esther and I came up with this campaign, we wanted to make it something easy to support.

"The last few years have taken an incredible toll on the mental wellbeing and resilience of the country's children, and something needs to be done to help them.

"Children spend a large amount of their time within their school, so that makes it the best place to implement the additional support - we aren't saying that teachers are to blame for the crisis, far from it.

"We want schools to be able to send staff to receive the additional training without having to be out of pocket."

Tom added: "We hope that as many people as possible can get behind this fundraiser on Brianna's birthday by wearing something pink.

"Be sure to send us your photos from the day."

Warrington Guardian: The campaign has received the backing of Warrington WolvesThe campaign has received the backing of Warrington Wolves (Image: Newsquest)

Esther Ghey has thanked people in Warrington and beyond for their support since her daughter's death.

She 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 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."

For more information about the Peace in Mind campaign, or to donate, use this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/briannagheymemorial