Parents of a boy whose brave fight against cancer touched hearts across the region are planning a year of charity fundraising events in his memory.

Jaxon Langford died aged just six at his home in Heol y Ffynnon, Bradley in August last year.

His father Gareth, 36, told why he and his wife Danielle, 35, decided to set up the Team Jaxon fundraising campaign.

He said: "There are a lot of charities who helped us with fun days out and generally just keeping Jaxon's morale up, so we thought why not do something to keep Jaxon's memory going and to give back to these kind people who helped us out when we were going through a really bad time."

The Wrexham AFC and North Wales Crusaders fan was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma in 2015 and he received support from all over Wrexham – as well as further afield – throughout his battle with the illness.

Cefn Druids physio Jon Morris, who organised a fundraising football game for Jaxon, is set to run the Chester 10k on Sunday.

He and Gareth are also planning to run the Chester Half Marathon in April and the Chester Metric Marathon in October.

Also in the works are events are Bradley Cricket Club, including casino and cocktail nights, as well as match between the first team and their wives and girlfriends. Dates for these events are yet to be confirmed.

Team Jaxon is also planning to take on a number of events organised by Urban Landscape.

A crowdfunding page will go online in due course.

Gareth thanked all those who are helping to organise the Team Jaxon campaign, adding that he felt humbled by the support.

He said: "It's a strange feeling because everyone who was there to help us out, and it just seems like they're still there to help us out in carrying on Jaxon's legacy."

Jaxon is also survived by his brothers Jamielee, 19, and 16 year old Joshua.