Peace in Mind
In memory of Brianna Ghey
Brianna Ghey was killed in February this year, at the age of 16.
Her mum, Esther, said:“The traumatic impact that this had on my family was so enormous, that I decided to help make a difference to our society to reduce the risk of this happening again to another young person.''
Mindfulness techniques in schools will allow children to process and deal with negative emotions in a healthy way – preventing mental health problems from developing in later life.
“The crime that was inflicted on Brianna is not a one off. Senseless acts of violence are happening far too often.
"I believe, to prevent this from reoccurring we need to weave empathy, compassion, and resilience throughout our society.”
The campaign is being run between Esther and the Warrington Guardian.
Our goal is to raise money to send teachers on Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) training courses, which will provide more support for children of all ages - starting in Warrington, and eventually expanding.
Tom Bedworth, community reporter at the Warrington Guardian, said: “The whole town came together following Brianna’s death, and we hope everyone will get behind our campaign, too. If we can make a difference to just one child, then we will have been successful.''
“Donations of any size are welcome, and if donations can’t be made then something as simple as sharing our story would mean the world to us.”
For more information about the campaign, contact Tom Bedworth at the Warrington Guardian.
You can access the website for MiSP via: About MiSP Mindfulness in Schools Project.
Fundraising team (2)
This team raised £64,270 from 1975 other donations.