A MEMORIAL tree has been planted in remembrance of a five-year-old boy who lost his battle with cancer just two days before Christmas.

George Alexander Singleton was originally diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a rare type of cancer that mostly effects babies and young children - in 2018.

His mum, Claire Denton, was on hand to unveil the red-leafed tree - George’s favourite colour - at St John’s Primary School, Penistone, on Monday.

She said: “George always had a smile on his face no matter what - we’re completely lost without him.”

A school spokesperson added: “We planted a tree at our school in the picnic area in remembrance of George with his mum, brother and sister.

“Thank to our grounds maintenance provider, Twiggs, for supplying the tree and assisting with the planting.”