FAMILY and friends of Nell Jones have set up a foundation in her memory, creating a legacy to the 14-year-old by supporting children’s charities across the north west.

Nell, a student at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, was one of 22 victims tragically killed in last May’s Manchester Arena attack.

Aged just 14, she was one of the youngest victims, but the Remembering Nell Foundation will create a lasting memory of her best qualities.

Her brother, Sam, said: “We want something that we could take Nell’s name into the new year with.

“She was one of those people who loved to help others. Whether it was helping her friends with someone or helping her dad with his iPad, she was always there and wanted to help.

“What we thought would be a good idea would be to set up a foundation in her name, as a legacy for her. We can help share her legacy and, through her, help introduce people to new charities.”

Aimed at improving the lives and wellbeing of young people in the north west, the foundation will launch in April with a black-tie ball at The Mere Hotel in Knutsford.

From there, it will aim to support two charities each year through various fundraising events.

Another venture supported by the family is a Garden of Memories at HCCS, dedicated to Nell. It is due to open in May, with the foundation enabling to good work to continue.

Sam said: “This is going to be what we will continue on with after the garden is finished.

“The idea is that the ball will be an annual event, and as we go on we hope to establish different events each fundraise to keep it fresh.

“We have set quite a broad remit in supporting children and young people in the north west. We are looking at smaller charities, who do really good work and maybe don’t get quite the funding and support that they need.”

The inaugural fundraising event takes place at Mere on April 21.

Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 12, and will cost £50.

Find the Remembering Nell Foundation on Facebook.