THE campaign to remember Brianna Ghey has raised more than £25,000 since launching in September.

Launched on September 7, the Peace in Mind campaign is being spearheaded by the Warrington Guardian alongside Brianna's mother, Esther.

The campaign currently aims to raise money in order to send teaching staff in Warrington on training courses organised by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP).

Warrington Guardian: Brianna was killed in February this year - she was 16 years oldBrianna was killed in February this year - she was 16 years old (Image: Supplied)

It is hoped that this will provide more support for schoolchildren, with many teachers expressing concern for the mental wellbeing of pupils as a result of the knock-on effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns.

The campaign has had the backing of Warrington Wolves, Warrington Borough Council, the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, Treasure Your Wellbeing, and State of Mind.

It has also been promoted by Andy Carter MP, Charlotte Nichols MP, and celebrities including Boy George and Sam Smith.

Many local businesses have got on board, too, with Birchwood Shopping Centre, Sam Small Ink, and others making donations to the fundraiser and holding charity events of their own.

A large donation of more than £7,000 was made to the campaign from a number of schools across Warrington, too.

On November 7, which would have been Brianna's 17th birthday, schools and businesses across Warrington wore pink, which was her favourite colour, in the 'Wear Pink for Peace' day, which also raised thousands of pounds for the campaign.

The Warrington Guardian's community reporter, Tom Bedworth, has been driving the campaign alongside Esther Ghey; Tom said: "It is mindblowing that we have crossed the halfway point of our fundraiser already.

"This achievement is a testament to the community spirit of Warrington and further afield, and proves how important the wellbeing of our schoolchildren is, and that it should be a priority.

"We can't thank everyone enough for donating, sharing our campaign on social media, and hosting brilliant fundraising events."

Warrington Guardian: Esther Ghey is pushing the campaign in her daughter's name alongside the Warrington GuardianEsther Ghey is pushing the campaign in her daughter's name alongside the Warrington Guardian (Image: Newsquest)

For more information on the Peace in Mind campaign, or to donate, visit the fundraising page here.

Cheshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service remind everyone that criminal proceedings against two defendants charged with Brianna's murder are active, and that they have the right to a fair trial.

It is extremely important that there should be no commenting or sharing of information or speculation which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

Due to their age, reporting restrictions are in place for both defendants, entitling them to anonymity, as well as other children involved in the evidence.