THE family of a boy who died of cancer has thanked everyone two years on from setting up a charity in his name.

Jordan 'Giddo' Giddins, of Flint, was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma in November 2015 when a tennis ball-sized tumour was found on his rib cage.

The disease is a rare type of cancer that affects bones and mainly affects children and young people.

Giddo sadly lost his battle in 2017 and to honour his special memory and selfless nature, his friends and family set up the charity Giddo’s Gift, which raises funds to buy equipment – such as laptops and games consoles – as well as trips away for teenagers and young adults suffering from cancer in North West England and North Wales.

The charity has so far raised £83,000.

The family looked back at what has been an emotional but eventful two years since launching Giddo's Gift.

Mum Mandy said: "We miss Jord more and more each day, however everyone’s support helps us continue helping others in his name.

"Our charity has grown beyond what we imagined. Each and every day we fight a silent battle within ourselves of living another day without Jord.

"Our hearts are shattered and we miss him more and more as time goes on, however we are also extremely proud of the legacy he leaves."

Since starting the charity two years ago, they have granted 47 wishes and grants to young people battling cancer and given five bereavement grants to bereaved families.

The charity has also given two financial grants in Jordan's memory towards research into Ewings' Sarcoma and HLH (hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis).

Giddo was also diagnosed with HLH at the age of 11 and received a bone marrow transplant from his twin sister Beth in 2011.

Mandy added: "Maybe if more research and better treatments were available Jord would be here living his best life.

"We receive such fantastic support from everyone, even people who didn’t know Jord know about him now and that brings great comfort to us.

"We know his memory and legacy will live on forever."