A FUNDRAISING page has been set up to support children following the death of a parent, in memory of radio presenter Lisa Shaw.

The 44-year-old award-winning broadcaster, who worked for BBC Newcastle, died in hospital last month.

Her family later revealed she had suffered blood clots after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine and a coroner is to investigate the role the vaccine had in her death.

It is understood the mother-of-one's family plan to set up a charity but in the interim a JustGiving page has been set up to start fundraising for Lisa Shaw's Little'uns which will help grieving families to pay for fun activities for youngsters.

The site states: "Weʼre raising £10,000 to help fund holidays, activities and creative outlets for children who've lost a parent, in Lisa Shaw's memory.

"Lisa sadly passed away in May 2021, aged just 44.

"She was a loving wife and mum, daughter, sister, aunty, friend and colleague.

"Her family meant everything to her, and her little boy is blessed with unflinching love and support as he comes to terms with life without his beautiful mum.

"Lisa Shaw's Little'uns' aims to raise money to fund holidays, activities and creative outlets for children who have lost a parent but do not have the financial means to pay for them.

"Please donate what you can afford to help give bereaved kids experiences that can help them smile and laugh again.

"The family are in the process of setting up an official charity for Lisa, this Just Giving page is a way to kick-start this in the interim."

The page can be found at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lisashaws-littleuns