A TREASURE hunt in memory of an Oswestry man took place last week to raise vital funds for a suicide prevention charity.

The event, which saw teams searching across the town for clues, was organised by the family and friends of Tom Mills – who died last year at the age of 26 – to fundraise for PAPYRUS, a charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide in young people under the age of 35.

Tom's Mum, Sher Mills – who has other fundraising events in the pipeline for this year – was overwhelmed with how the hunt went and was delighted with the more than £400 which was raised on the night, which will now be matched by a retailer in Oswestry, bringing the total to more than £850.

"We made more than £400 which Boots are kindly going to match so we are over the moon to be donating so much to the charity," she said.

And Toni Ollier, fundraising officer at PAPYRUS, said: "This is incredible support from Sher Mills, Tom’s mother.

"It will help us reach out to many more young people who are struggling with life, raising awareness of our PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK – national telephone, text and email helpline services – as well as our training programmes and our work with schools and in communities."

For more information on the work of PAPYRUS or for help and advice, visit www.papyrus-uk.org