Hundreds of people turned out to a special day in memory of 13-year-old Dylan Ramsay, who died four years ago.
Doing it For Dylan was held to remember the teenager, who died at a quarry in Whittle-le-Woods, and raise awareness of the dangers of swimming outdoors.
Attractions included a fire eater, free runners and a magician, and Dylan’s mum Beckie described the day as “brilliant”.
She said: “There were loads and loads of performances, a carnival dance troupe, there was a really nice atmosphere.
“We had a balloon launch which was amazing, it lit up the sky.
“The sun poked through the sky and the balloons looked like twinkles of light in the sky. The balloons had tags on them, ‘If found, please contact us’, in the hopes of raising more awareness of the campaign.
“The furthest one so far was 29 miles away, it was found the other side of Burnley.”
The event, held at Tatton Community Centre in Chorley on Saturday, included drowning prevention posters, leaflets, stickers, T shirts and wrist bands. Beckie said up to 500 people went to the event, and said: “It’s nice to know Dylan’s memory lives on with people who never even met him.”
Friday marked four years since the youngster died, and Beckie said: “It was just really nice for so many people to come together in one place in memory of my son. It was a really nice, fitting tribute to him.”
The sun poked through the sky and the balloons looked like twinkles of light in the sky. The balloons had tags on them, ‘If found, please contact us’, in the hopes of raising more awareness of the campaign