A woman braved the cold and bared all to raise awareness of a very important cause.

Former head girl at St Crispin's School Kerri Barnes raised over £7k for charity this weekend by cycling around London – completely naked.

READ MORE: Snow forecast in Bracknell this week

The woman who lived in Wokingham, rode 10 miles around the City’s landmarks on Sunday, November 29, to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

Braving the cold and the prying eyes from strangers, she raised thousands of pounds for Mind Charity, which experienced its largest ever increase in helpline calls during the nation’s first lockdown.

The former Bracknell student explained how the suicide of her cousin inspired her to do this challenge.

Bracknell News:

ALSO READ: Covid: Bracknell areas with the MOST and LEAST cases by week

Kerri said: "Earlier this year, due to the pressures of the first lockdown, one of my loved ones tried to kill themselves. It was absolutely heartbreaking, and I felt very powerless to help, given that I was locked down in another city. Added to that, I've already known the pain of losing someone to suicide. 

"The more I spoke to people, the more I realised just how widespread mental health problems are, particularly after the difficult year that we've all been through.

"There seems to be a lot of stigma surrounding mental health problems and suicidal feelings, as it stops people getting the help they need."

So far Kerri’s bold decision has paid off, as she smashed her target of £1,000 - reaching over £7,000.

She added: "I was strangely quite calm about the prospect of the cycle to be honest! It was bloody cold, but very liberating. There was no negative attention from anyone. So many people saw the signs, and cheered warm words of encouragement - even the various police I met along the way were hugely supportive! In London, anything goes!