Delyn MP David Hanson and PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide) Chair, Anne Parry, have attended the Community Heroes Reception at Number 10 Downing Street.
Leading Government figures at the reception paid tribute to the hard working individuals and organisations in the public and voluntary sector, which make such a positive difference to our communities.
Anne Parry, Chair of PAPYRUS and a Delyn constituent, was invited to attend the event by her MP David Hanson in recognition of the work the charity does in North Wales and throughout the UK.
PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing.
The charity supports those who live or work with suicidal young people; commission’s research and campaigns for change; shares expertise and good practice; and produces resources for families and professionals.
The charity has a confidential helpline service based in Wrexham which is staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information to anyone concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of harming themselves. HOPELineUK 08000 68 41 41.
Speaking at the event Harriet Harman MP, the Leader of the House of Commons, gave a thank you to all of the individuals and public organisations that continue to work so hard in communities to change lives and make a difference.
Anne Parry said:
“It was an honour to represent the charity at such a prestigious event and for PAPYRUS to be recognised by the Government for our contribution to society,”
David Hanson said:
“I want to pay tribute to the work that PAPYRUS does in our community. Having worked with the charity over a number of years I know what important work they do and I am proud to be a patron.
“There are so many people that work so hard in the public and voluntary sector to lift communities and make a difference to people’s lives, it was inspiring to see so many of them together at Downing Street.