A FUNDRAISER in memory of Brianna Ghey has raised more than £40,000 to support schoolchildren in Warrington.

The Peace in Mind campaign was established by the Warrington Guardian, working alongside Brianna's mum, Esther, to create a legacy for her daughter.

Two teenagers were found guilty of Brianna's murder, when she was stabbed 28 times in Culcheth Linear Park, in February last year - for legal reasons, the two cannot currently be named.

Warrington Guardian: Brianna was just 16 when she was murdered last yearBrianna was just 16 when she was murdered last year (Image: Esther Ghey)

Raising money for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), the Peace in Mind campaign aims to improve mental health and wellbeing support for schoolchildren across the country, beginning in Warrington.

Esther Ghey completed the Great North Swim in the summer of 2023, raising more than £20,000 for MiSP - the Peace in Mind campaign aims to raise £50,000, which would bring the total raised for the charity in memory of Brianna to £70,000.

£70,000 would pay for almost 100 members of school staff in Warrington to be trained by MiSP in mindfulness practices; it is hoped this would have a knock-on effect of improving the support for children in schools.

The Peace in Mind campaign has had the support of Warrington Borough Council, as well as both of the town's MPs, and Warrington Wolves.

Local businesses have also backed the campaign, with a number of fundraisers being held in the months since the campaign kicked off.

At the time of writing, the campaign has raised £40,450 for MiSP, which is more than 80 per cent of the campaign's target.

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