A fundraising raffle has been organised in memory of a West Norfolk teenager who died in March.
Emily Owen, of Shouldham, died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn on March 22, a few days after she attempted suicide.
The bright 19-year-old, who worked at the King’s Arms in the village, was described as “beautiful inside and out” and was well-known in the area.
Her death has inspired a host of fundraising activities for Norfolk and Waveney Mind, with a Justgiving page set up by the pub raising £6,900 to date.
Now, one of Emily’s best friends has organised a giant raffle for the mental health charity.
Katy Walkey, 22, of Shouldham, is holding a prize draw at the end of the month with a host of donated prizes including £200 cash, £150 cash, a guided buggy tour of the new Watlington wildlife reserve, vouchers, toiletries and meals out.
Around £500 has been raised through ticket sales and Miss Walkey thanked everyone who had contributed so far.
“We had been friends since Emily was around two or three,” she said. “She was more like a sister to me.”
Miss Walkey, a pre-school worker, said £684 had also been raised for Norfolk and Waveney Mind on Sunday with a hamper raffle, tombola, bucket collection and cake stall at Shouldham village yard sale.
Tickets cost £1 each and the raffle will be drawn on Sunday, August 30.
For tickets and more information, find Emily’s Raffle on Facebook.