A mother whose son died after a long battle with leukaemia is setting up a charity in his memory.

Eight-year-old Lee Belgium died last month from mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection.

He had also been battling with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia since the age of six.

Now, his mum Clare Boxall is setting up Lee Belgium Lasting Legacy.

The charity will provide mementos and support for families who have lost children.

This will include memory pillows, photo candles and teddy bears.

Clare, originally from Thornbury, said: “I don’t want people to forget Lee. He was one of a kind and he would want me to help other families.”

She also wants to help children who are suffering from cancer and other illnesses and will be offering free hair cuts.

The charity’s logo, pictured right, features a star, similar to the one Captain America has on his shield, in recognition of Lee’s love of superheroes.

Clare attended Lee’s funeral dressed as Wonder Woman while Spiderman and others were also in attendance.

The charity will be launched using funds raised while Lee was alive.

Money was raised so Lee could take part in a clinical trial in Turkey but plans to take him there were halted when it became clear he was not well enough to travel.

More information is available on the Lee Belgium Lasting Legacy Facebook