Hundreds of campaigners expected in town centre after death of Aleysha Rothwell
9:00am Saturday 10th May 2014 in News
HUNDREDS of people are expected to flock to the town centre to campaign about more mental health support for teenagers — following the death of Aleysha Rothwell.
Posters highlighting depression, anxiety and self harm will be displayed in Victoria Square today and people will bring their own banners.
Adrienne Wood, aged 18, who knows Aleysha’s friends, and Pam Parish, who feels strongly about the care available for young people with mental health problems, have organised the event.
Helium balloons will be released in memory of the tragic teen and money will be raised by selling purple ribbons. Funds will go towards the cost of a purple headstone for Aleysha.
The day will be themed “It is more than having a bad day” as Aleysha is believed to have used the phrase when speaking to medical staff before her death.
The event will take place between noon and 2pm.
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