Funds donated in memory of Doncaster girl

20-year-old Elysia Pearce, from Bricotes, Harworth, who was found dead in Bircotes Woods on Valentine's Day
20-year-old Elysia Pearce, from Bricotes, Harworth, who was found dead in Bircotes Woods on Valentine's Day
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Hundreds of people have raised over £2,300 in memory of a young woman who took her own life after struggling with mental health problems.

Elysia Pearce, 20, who suffered from borderline personality disorder, was found dead in Bircotes Woods on Valentine’s Day.

Her grief-stricken mother Helen Robinson, aged 44, of The Crescent, Bircotes, claims she did not receive enough help from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, despite repeated appeals for assistance.

Family friend Trish Knighton set up an online fund to raise money for a mental health charity days after her death.

The fund, called Elysia’s Final Farewell, received £1,110 in a day, and the total has now reached £2,205.

Donation buckets have also been placed in shops around the area. The total raised stands at £2,339.55.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation said an investigation will take place in to Elysia’s death.

She said: “We will be undertaking an internal investigation into the care and support provided to Elysia.

Jon Wilson from Nottinghamshire County Council’s adult social care and health department, said: “We will be working with the coroner and other agencies that worked with Elysia to investigate the circumstances that led to her death.”

An inquest will be held to establish the circumstances of Elysia’s death.

Her funeral will be held at 3.40pm on March 13 at Rose Hill Crematorium, Cantley Lane. It will be followed by what her mum has described as “her last party” at Harworth and Bircotes Sports Pavilion, Scrooby Road, at around 5pm.