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Wirral student organises gala fun day to help save young lives
11:59am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A GALA fun day in aid of a national charity that helps to save young lives will be held at Birkenhead Park Rugby Club on Friday.
Organised by Wirral student Annielee Kelly, proceeds from the event will go to Prevention of Young Suicide (PAPYRUS).
Friday's event, taking place from 1 to 5pm, is open to everyone.
On the day there will be activities for all ages including donkey rides, face painting, balloon modelling, bouncy castle and sports coaching as well as photo opportunities with Ricky Tomlinson. Wirral's mayor, Cllr Dave Mitchell, will also attend.
Among the entertainment will be performances from singer P J Lane and Disco and Karaoke with Jimmy Cockgrave.
There will be auctions, raffles and bingo, plus burgers, hot dogs and cake sales to help keep up your energy for all the fun and games.
Organiser Annielee, 17, from Bidston, said: "When I heard about PAPYRUS I really wanted to help as this is very close to my heart.
"Every year more than 1,600 young people in the UK take their own lives. Life can be tough when you're young and there is a lot of stigma about suicide, so I want everyone to know about the work that PAPYRUS does, especially through its free, confidential helpline HOPELineUK."
Ged Flynn, PAPYRUS chief executive will also be at the event. He said: "This is an amazing effort by Annielee, helping us to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented and reach out to more young people, encouraging them to talk and above all to seek help."
Tickets are adult £2.50 child £1. You can pay on the door or obtain tickets in advance at 07784 422 805 or 07850 153 496.
You may also support Annielee's to PAPYRUS at www.justgiving.com/Annielee-Kelly.
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