Katy Walkey, right, presents a cheque to Beth Twite of Norfolk and Waventy Mind.

More than £4,000 has been raised for a mental health charity in memory of a teenager who died earlier this year.

Since Emily Owen, of Shouldham, died in March, some of those close to her have been fundraising in her name.

Miss Owen, who worked at the Kings’s Arms pub in the village, died in hospital at the age of 19 a few days after a suicide attempt.

Emily Owen, who died aged 19.

In the summer, close friend Katie Walkey, who also lives in the village, organised a giant raffle to raise funds for Norfolk and Waveney Mind, a mental health charity.

She sold all 3,250 tickets and some of the donated prizes included £200 cash, a guided buggy tour of the new Watlington wildlife reserve, Watatunga, vouchers, toiletries and meals out.

Miss Walkey, a pre-school worker, presented a cheque for £4,480 to Beth Twite of Mind on  October 17 – two days after what would have been Emily’s 20th birthday. 

Miss Walkey, who has described Emily as “like a sister”, said: “I am extremely happy with the amount that we raised and I really hope that it can go towards helping anyone who needs it, no one should ever have to go through what Em’s family and friends have gone through.”