1. ITV Report

Thousands back #Dab4Daniel campaign in memory of late six-year-old Newark boy

An online campaign set up in memory of a six-year-old boy from Newark who died two days before Christmas has been backed by thousands of people.

Daniel Harris, from Fernwood in Newark, was a huge fan of the dance move known as the 'dab' so friends of his family set up a campaign to keep his positive memory alive.

The #Dab4Daniel initiative encourages people to photograph or video themselves doing the move and posting it on social media with the hashtag.

So far 17 thousand people have joined the campaign's Facebook group and dozens of celebrities and sports clubs including boxer Kell Brook, footballer John Barnes and Lincoln City FC have got involved.

Hundreds of people from Fernwood took part in mass dab on New Year's Day.

Daniel Harris died two days before Christmas. Credit: Family photo

He was always smiling, I can't ever remember him without that big smile on his face and he was just a lovely, fun little guy.

The whole concept is a positive message to say to people even in the darkest darkest times, unimaginable pain and here's a little bit of something to put a bit of a smile and that Daniel's got a positive message he's out their influencing people.

– Iain Moulds, family friend

Daniel's family are said to be heartened by the support they have received from the community.

A crowdfunding campaign has also been set up to help Daniel's family. More than £2,000 has been raised to date.