A memorial service for tragic teen Ciaran Sweeney will take place in Forest Town this week.
The body of the 14-year-old from Mansfield’s Oak Tree estate was found in a quarry in October.
Ciaran’s disappearance sparked a large scale search operation aided by hundreds of members of the local community and his school, the Samworth Church Academy.
A private funeral was held but his family has now organised the service at St Alban’s Church with an open invitation.
Ciaran’s mother, Rheane O’Neill contacted the Chad and said: “There’s been an announcement at Ciaran’s school so they can say their farewells.
“We wanted his funeral to be a private affair, but there were so many people involved in the search for him, this is people’s chance to say goodbye.”
Ciaran’s body was found in a gravel pit off Southwell Road by a police underwater unit weeks after he was reported missing.
He was identified through DNA testing.
A post-mortem has since failed to reveal the cause of his death.
The service will be held Wednesday 27th November, and will start at 7pm.