A FAMILY has paid tribute to a much-loved son and brother with an £8,000-plus donation to the Jigsaw Children’s Hospice.

Jordan Mossom from Maryport died a year ago at the age of 25.

He had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that left him with physical disabilities but would never define him.

Jordan gained a degree in photography from the University of Cumbria at the age of 22.

For his final major project, titled 'Daytime Disability', Jordan took a biographical look at his day-to-day life with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

As Jordan said: “The title 'Daytime Disability' makes it sound like I am not disabled at night. In a strange way, it's a bit like those funny once-upon-a-time Little Britain sketches where the character Andy would leap out of the wheelchair when his carer Lou was busy doing something for him."

Nearing the anniversary of his death, his sister Hannah said: “When Jordan passed it was truly heart-breaking and still is, but we as a family wanted to do something to keep his life and legacy alive.

"In his memory, I created a GoFundMe, where I, my family and friends shared it all over social media.

“We shared as widely as we possibly could. In just two weeks we had raised over £4,000 which was unbelievable.

"Our goal was only £1,000.”

The family made the decision to close the crowdfunding page on the anniversary of his death and presented £8,022 to Jigsaw.

They also bought 52 Easter eggs for staff and children to share – “just to put  smile on their faces.”

Jigsaw meant so much to Jordan and his family where they got all the support, care and even fun that they needed and Hannah said wherever her brother is now, she hoped he would be proud of their efforts.

She would still recommend Jigsaw and its amazing services wherever and whenever she could.

“One last thing I’d like to say is how missed Jordan is; our lives aren’t the same.

"There is a big hole in each and every one of our hearts, the world is a much darker place without your beautiful face and your humour, until we meet again one day.

"You are loved dearly Jordan."

A Jigsaw spokesperson said: "We're incredibly grateful to Jordan's family and friends for their generosity and support of Jigsaw, the only children's hospice in Cumbria.

"Jordan is remembered fondly here at the hospice and it's wonderful to see how much money has been raised in his memory.

"The funds will help us continue to provide care to children and young people with life-limiting illnesses from across Cumbria and extend that support to their families."

Thanking all who had donated, she said the money was a huge help. She said it costs £2,126.46 to offer one day of services for each child or young person in its care.