A six-year-old Cleator Moor boy whose mum died tragically seven weeks ago will face his birthday without her on Christmas Day.

Jack Moore lost his "one of a kind" mum Nicola Moore in October.

Now the public are being asked to send birthday cards to Jack to make him feel "special" on his big day.

Nicola, 31, was head chef and part owner of the Lowther Arms in Whitehaven.

Her family say she was an “amazing mum who loved and adored her son beyond words” and “would do anything for him”.

Cumbria Superheroes decided to support Jack by launching the birthday card campaign and will visit him on Christmas Eve to deliver the cards.

Kind-hearted people have also donated gifts.

Speaking this week, Jack’s auntie Clair Conchie – Nicola’s sister – thanked Cumbria Superheroes, who have previously been to his birthday parties, for their support.

She said: “Jack is coming up seven, so his world revolves around super- heroes. It’s a really nice thing for them to do for him.

“It’s a distraction for him in the first year without his mum.

“It’s amazing for Jack, it makes him feel special.”

The family described Nicola as “a beautiful person inside and out, totally non-judgemental to anything or anyone and one of the most generous people you could meet”.

“She was so kind and caring to family and friends and put everyone else’s feelings before her own,” they said.

“Nicola would try her hand at anything – gardening, painting, plumbing, if it needed done she would have a go.

“She was not afraid of anything and would try anything at least once.”

The family, who say she is “missed more every day”, added that Nicola was an “outstanding chef who strived for perfection in all her work”.

Cumbria Superheroes, whose appeal has been shared more than 150 times on Facebook, posted: “Jack’s the bravest little man we know.

“He’s had a real tough time over the last few weeks. It’s remarkable how this little six-year-old has coped.

“We’d like to let Jack know we are thinking of him by sending him as many birthday cards as possible.”

And, with help from friends, the family have also raised £1,100 for Mind in West Cumbria, a mental health charity, in Nicola’s memory.

Money was collected through funeral donations and the sale of the charity’s badges by her friends.

Miss Conchie added: “We want to raise awareness about mental health. Researching now, you see the work Mind do for all types of mental health problems.

“We want to make people aware Mind are there. There is help out there for anyone going through a hard time.”

For details on how to help Jack celebrate his birthday, go to ‘Cumbria Superheroes’ on Facebook.

To find out more about Mind, visit www.mindincumbria.org.uk/westcumbria/