“I DIDN’T want him to die in vain.”

These are the words of Lyndsey Rowe, from Bishopstoke, whose son Lloyd Green lost a five-year battle against cancer.

The 34-year-old had only one month left to complete a course at Eastleigh College and become a counsellor.

But he could not make his dream come true and died of a brain tumour in November 2015.

The year after, his mum Lyndsey set up the Legacy Festival in Eastleigh in a bid to support other people suffering from cancer and offer them free counselling.

Now she is asking the community to support her as she confirmed that this summer the festival will return, having been headlined last year by the Novatones, pictured.

The 54-year-old carer said: “It’s doing what Lloyd always wanted to do. His mission was to help other people and now that he can’t it’s like I am doing it for him.”

All the money raised will go towards Lloyds Legacy, a fund set up by charity Brains Trust, to fund counselling for brain cancer patients.

“We went through absolute hell and I don’t want anybody else to go through that pain again. I didn’t want him to die in vain. All I can do now is to let people know that they are not alone”, Lyndsey added.

She said that organising the festival and knowing that she can help other people is her purpose in life.

“It’s really hard when you have lost a child. It’s a crashing pain that does not ever go away. But you have to find a new way of living with it. With the festival we can add something back to what was taken away,” said the mother-of-three.

She stressed that the festival will not be a memorial or a place of sadness but one of joy.

“This is a celebration of everybody’s life. It’s primarily to have fun and help people,” she added.

The festival will take place from July 20 to 22 at Highbridge Farm Eastleigh, Otterbourne.

More details will be announced closer to the time.