Memorial plans put in place for tragic teenager

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Plans are in place to put a permanent memorial to Amber Peat in place in Mansfield.

The Where There’s Hope group, set up following her death, are hoping to place a bench and plaque on Ladybrook Lane, close to where she lived, in memory of the teenager who went missing from her home and was found hanging in a bush three days later.

The groups has raised more than £800 so far, and they have been in communication with Amber’s biological father, Adrian Cook, who has given the backing to the plans.

Where There’s Hope was set up by a group of parents from across Mansfield and Ashfield wanting to offer support for young children who are suffering in silence with depression.

They are hoping to raise enough money to become a registered charity, work with schools to offer counselling services, and provide a fund to help search parties for children who go missing in future.

Long term, they want to open a youth club, organise day trips, run an allotment for children and even set up a 24-hour helpline.

Meanwhile, a fundraising evening for the group is planned this evening, Wednesday, October 14, at Emilio’s Greek Restaurant in Arnold.

Tickets are £20 per head and includes a three-course meal and live entertainment.

For details, phone 0115 9262550.