A brave five-year-old who is in remission from a serious form of cancer was the guest of honour at a charity fun day.

On Sunday, September 2, Lottie Woods-John, was invited to the Jacob Jones Family Fun Day at Braintree Sport and Leisure Club, in Panfield Lane.

Organised by Braintree Town Football Club's charity Community Iron, the day honoured former John Ray Infant School student Jacob Jones, who passed away aged five after battling neuroblastoma for almost the whole of his short life.

Lottie, who has just gone into remission for stage four neuroblastoma, joined dozens of other youngsters and their families at the event.

The money raised on the day will go towards running the next Jacob Jones Smiling With Others Day - where children with cancer and their parents are given free days out.

Charley Woods is Lottie's mum and helped put together the family fun day.

She said: "The Community Iron team worked tirelessly making the day a success, with the beautiful weather helping to achieve a great family day in Jacobs memory.

"A large selection of inflatables, including an obstacle course and an igloo that housed Sansomnites Silent Disco, refreshments, and games throughout the day kept the families busy, young and old were able to enjoy time together making memories.

"Various stalls run by other volunteers, who are also linked with Community Iron and through Braintree Town Academy, assisted in raising money for sick children to be able to make memories with their families, on a day out hosted by Mark Sansom and his team at the Community Iron."

This September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness of the struggles children face when diagnosed with the deadly disease.