THE national charity for the prevention of young suicide, Papyrus, was supported by local sponsored walkers recently.

Last year, Jackie Rodgers of Whitland organised a Hopewalk which raised £1,500 for the cause.

This year, it was not possible to do the walk as a group because of Covid-19, but not to be deterred several people, walked as individuals or couples.

So far £660 has been raised, and Jackie would like to thank the walkers and everyone who donated to the JustGiving page at, which is still open.

Papyrus runs HopelineUK, 0800 068 4141, a freephone confidential helpline staffed by trained professionals providing advice, support and information to anyone who is feeling suicidal, or concerned that a young person they know may be at risk.

Jackie's sister, Kate Heneghan, is head of Papyrus in Wales. She said: “It is terrific to see people coming out to fundraise for us even in the middle of a pandemic.

“Every Hopewalk raises vital funds to help save young lives.

"On our helpline every day we hear from young people who are struggling with thoughts of suicide.

" We also hear from parents, carers and professionals who are concerned for someone under 35.

“The helpline is open 9am - midnight every day of the year on