This time last year, a five-year-old boy switched on the Christmas Lights alongside Father Christmas at County Hall in Durham.
That little boy was Bradley Lowery whose brave battle against Neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, touched the hearts of people around the world. Bradley lost his fight five months ago.
Bradley's legacy lives on through a foundation set up in his name. The charity is already helping dozens of other families in the North East and all over the UK.
Bradley's parents Gemma and Carl thought it would be "a fitting tribute" for his cousins to turn on those same Christmas Lights in his memory.
8-year-old Jorja, 7-year-old Lasey and 6-year-old Harley Jay joined Cllr Bill Kellett, Leader of Durham County Council, for the ceremony.
Bradley was such an inspiring boy and I know he really enjoyed turning the Christmas lights on. Wherever he went, he made everyone smile. This year I was happy to switch the Christmas lights on with his cousins in his memory.