A SUTTON teenager who launched a fundraising drive to help young people battle mental health problems and depression has raised more than £2,700.

Brooke Robertson has carried out a sponsored skydive and organised a programme of fundraising entertainments held at Cross Hills Social Club.

She said she was "over the moon" with the results of her efforts, noting that her original target had been to raise just £500.

She has sent off £2,736 worth of proceeds to the charity Young Minds. The total included £500 worth of online payments.

Brooke, 17, a pupil at South Craven School, said she was motivated to raise this cash because she had personally known someone who was badly affected by mental health issues.

She carried out the skydive from Hibaldstow Airfield in May. "I wasn't scared at all until I was in the plane, looked down and saw just how high up we were, then I was terrified!" she added. "I didn't back out though."

At Cross Hills Social Club she arranged a well-attended race night, a 1980s-style disco, and also a karaoke and disco with a raffle and children's bouncy castle. The social club made its venue available for free for the fundraising activities.

Brooke was invited to give a talk to members of Keighley Soroptimists about what inspired her to do the fundraising. The group showed its appreciation by donating £100 to her cause.