A charity has expressed its thanks to a rising Miss England candidate from Halwill for her support.  

As reported in last week’s Post, a music student from Halwill has been selected to represent Cornwall in the Miss England semi finals. Twenty-year-old Abby Knight, will be travelling to Blackpool next year to compete in the competition and will also be raising money for a chosen charity. 

Abby has chosen to raise funds for PAPYRUS, a charity who support young people with suicide prevention schemes. 

So far, Abby plans to raise the money by completing a charity walk along the Cornish coastline and through social media, but aims to plan more before April. She would also like to set up a live music night with bands from Falmouth university. 

Since then PAPYRUS have responded to Abby’s fundraising efforts towards their charity. 

Ged Flynn, chief executive of the national charity PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Abby and to all those who are supporting her in her quest to become Miss England. 

“Money raised by fundraising helps us to continue giving hope to young people who are struggling with life. 

“Generous donations help to pay for potentially life-saving calls, texts and emails to our confidential HOPELINE247 service, which offers support and advice to young people and anyone who is worried about a young person who may be having thoughts of suicide.    

“Funding also helps PAPYRUS to engage with local communities and volunteers in suicide prevention projects and supports the training we deliver to individuals and groups, equipping people with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour. 

“We believe many young suicides can be prevented and together, with Abby’s help, we can all help to keep our communities suicide-safe.” 

For practical, confidential suicide prevention help and advice please contact PAPYRUS HOPELINE247 on 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039967 or email [email protected]