A mum whose life was saved by her son says she wants his funeral to be a celebration of his life.
Sam Ord paid an emotional tribute to her 'hero' son Ross Parker last week, revealing how he had sacrificed his own life to save hers.
The pair, from Leigh, had been walking on the beach in Dorset, where Ross had moved to in September, hoping for a fresh start.
Sam was visiting for a short break to spend time with him and said he'd 'found his happy place', working as a barman at a boutique hotel and meeting his girlfriend Kiah.
But tragedy struck when they crossed a small channel and a wave hit the back of Sam's legs, causing her to fall over in the water.
It was only because of the selfless actions of 24-year-old Ross, Sam's only child, that she survived.
He knelt on her chest and held her down to stop her being washed into the sea, but when a big wave came and scooped the pair up, it sent Sam in the direction of the beach and Ross tragically out to sea.
Despite a huge search operation from the coastguard and helicopters, they were unable to rescue Ross. His body was found the following the morning at nearby Hive beach.
Sam, who works at Stephensons Solicitors in Wigan, has spent the days since the tragedy, on November 3, trying to come to terms with what happened and says it's the support of family, friends and even complete strangers - as well as making plans for the funeral - that has kept her going.
The funeral will take place at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 1pm on Monday, November 25, followed by an 'after-party' at Leigh East ARLFC, in Ledgard Avenue, Leigh.
"Anyone who knew Ross is welcome to come along," said Sam. "They can either go straight there or come to my house first as those that knew Ross will know where I live."
As a big fan of music and Manchester City, Sam is incorporating her son's passions into the funeral.
Mourners will head into the crematorium to City song Hey Jude and leave with David Bowie's Kooks.
"Kooks is one of my favourite songs as Bowie wrote it for his son," said Sam. "It's all about growing up in a quirky household and that it doesn't matter as it's good to be different.
"It suits Ross down to the ground as he was the quirky one. He wore a pink suit for his cousin Debbie's wedding and he rocked it."
The mum-of-one has been inundated with messages of support since Ross' death.
Manchester City has sent condolences and will be sending a wreath to the funeral, as have the organisers of a cocktail making competition, in which Ross had reached the final.
Sam said: "He was so pleased about the competition and he was looking forward to enjoying a VIP trip to a gin distillery as part of it.
"I've had so much support from people and Ross' friend Ben has taken such a weight off my shoulders by sorting out which friends are going to speak at the funeral.
"It's not going to be religious at all as we're not religious and Ross wouldn't want that. It's just going to be people sharing their own stories about him.
"I just want to thank everybody, including the people who have reached out to me who I don't even know.
"You see all the awfulness going on in the world and it takes something like this to realise there are some truly beautiful souls out there."
Ross's coffin will be draped in a Manchester City flag and on top will be a photo of him making cocktails, as well as a cocktail-making set.
Inside, Ross will be wearing his pink suit, and there'll be a set of his drumsticks alongside a wedding photo of his mum and dad Alex - who died when he was 10.
"Everybody has been amazing and I can't thank them enough," said Sam.
"The planning of everything has kept me busy and I'm not sure how I'll be after the funeral. If I'm going to crash and burn it'll be then.
"But my friends are planning some projects with me. I want to get my garden done and once it's finished I'm going to bring Ross back and have a little memorial there.
"I've just got to make plans and keep doing things as that's the only way I'll be able to cope."
Ross is currently at Abbey Funeral Care, in Chapel Street, Leigh, and friends are welcome to call there to arrange to see him.