ITV Loose Women panellist Brenda Edwards has moved to release an inspiring statement following the death of her son Jamal.

The 31-year-old SBTV founder died in February and mum Brenda has now revealed she will be launching a foundation to continue his charitable work through music.

Taking to Instagram she explained her plans to continue her son’s legacy.

Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards releases statement over death of son Jamal

She said: "Jamal no longer being here has left a huge impact on my life and that of his family, friends and all those he supported and lifted in his unique and humble way.

"Jamal lived his life staying true to himself, providing a platform for all to showcase what made them special whilst encouraging all to believe in themselves to achieve their full potential. I have been so touched by the messages of support received from people from all walks of life who have positive stories to tell of Jamal’s generosity which he gave selflessly.

"To honour his memory and continue his legacy, The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust has been set up with an objective to support those causes that mattered most to Jamal. The Trust will target three key interrelated areas : (i) Combatting homelessness; (ii) Supporting people with mental health issues and; (iii) Providing young people with essential life skills.

"The Trust will look to establish a network of “Self Belief” Houses with the aim of offering individuals who are living rough a roof over their heads. There will be programmes to help tackle mental health issues they may face as well as the means to get back on their feet. The House will offer specialised programmes designed to address issues of self-confidence and other psychological challenges residents may face.

"Jamal was passionate about empowering youth and providing the next generation with both the life skills and opportunities to maximise their potential. The second key initiative the Trust will focus its energy and resources on will be to build The SB Academy, which will continue the mission started by Jamal of hosting specialised programmes aimed at helping young people prepare themselves for adult life."

She added: "While we wait for the completion of the Trust set up we would be appreciative of any contribution you can make to the Trust and we hope we can make Jamal proud by building out these programmes to support causes that he cared about deeply. Please see the go fund me link in my bio for more details. Thank you, all our love."