Ceremony to celebrate the short life of Belfast teenager Aaron Fox
A commemoration of the life of Belfast teenager Aaron Fox - who died in tragic circumstances earlier this week - is to be held in Belfast's Falls Park this evening.
On a social media site set up to remember the young Ligoniel man, a message said: "Just a reminder for everyone that we will be letting off lanterns and balloons tomorrow in the Falls Park in remembrance of Aaron.
"Everyone bring a lantern and balloons, 7pm tomorrow night, RIP Aaron."
The almost 2,000 people who have endorsed the RIP Aaron Fox Facebook page were invited to remember his life at a special event in the park - and were asked to wear colourful clothes to his funeral on Monday.
On her own social media channel, Aaron's heartbroken mother Sarah thanked everyone who had sent their messages of condolence, sympathy and support in recent days.
"I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all your kind words throughout the day.
"As you can all imagine we as a family are totally heartbroken," she posted. Among the many heartfelt messages of sympathy was one from Joanne Coney, who wrote: "Sarah God love you.
"I can't get you out of my head. My heart is broken for you.
"God bless you and your entire family - your wee son was beautiful.
"Keep you in my prayers God Bless xxx."
In October last year, Aaron had been reported missing but turned up safely after an appeal from mum Sarah.
His funeral will take place at 10am on Monday from the family home in Thornberry Hill, Ligoniel, according to notices placed in the Press by his grieving parents Paul and Sarah.
Requiem Mass will take place in Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne at 11am, and will be followed by his burial at Crumlin Cemetery.