A MUM whose young son died in a tragic road accident has spoken poignantly about the pain she feels over the milestones he has missed.

A charity football game is being held on Sunday in memory of much-loved schoolboy Robbie Quigg, who was just six when he was fatally knocked down four years ago near his home in Cumberland Road.

Every year since then Robbie's football club, St Andrew's BC, have held a fundraising match in his name.

Robbie's mum Michelle, 36, says this weekend's game will give the family something positive to concentrate on in the days running up to the anniversary of the accident, on October 29.

Michelle said: "It gives us something to focus on, other than the anniversary.

"We find it very hard at this time of year

"It's been an amazing thing for the club to do for the last four years and we love it.

"It's a great thing for them to organise and we really appreciate all their support.

"They've been really good to us.

"It keeps Robbie's memory alive.

"Robbie's coach Graham Black has been absolutely fantastic."

Michelle says the grief she feels doesn't get any easier to bear especially when she sees all Robbie's friends growing up.

By now Robbie would have been gearing up to start high school with all his pals from St Andrew's Primary next year, and would have been taking part in an induction session with them.

Michelle said: "He would have been due to start high school next August.

"We've missed all the milestones.

"His friends all made their Holy Communions and Robbie wasn't here to be part of it and it is the same each year at every new school term."

The date when Robbie was so cruelly taken from them is the most difficult time of all and every year all the family visit Robbie's grave at Knocknairshill Cemetery on the anniversary.

Michelle, who works with the Richmond Fellowship, said: "All our family meet at the cemetery and we set off balloons or bring up things to put at his grave.

"We think about him and talk about him.

"It's a comfort to have the support of all the family."

Michelle, her husband Robert, 35, and their other three children, Jai, seven, Ella, five, and one-year-old Thea, now live in Gourock.

She said: "The kids are getting older now and are starting to ask about Robbie and what happened.

"It's really hard.

"Ella was only one and a half at the time, she didn't really know Robbie.

"I've got to stay strong for them and all their activities - Jai's football and Ella's dancing keeps me going.

"I have good days and I think about what happened all the time."

Sunday's football fundraiser will be in aid of two charities close to the hearts of his parents, Brightest Star and Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

Michelle is urging people to come along to support this weekend's match and make it a celebration of Robbie's life.

She said: "We want everyone to come along and enjoy themselves and support these great charities.

"We thought this year we would also support local kids as well through Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

"It's all for the children."

Sunday's game will be played at Ravenscraig Stadium, with kick-off at noon, and the teams are St Andrew's Boys' Club coaches and Morton Community coaches.

Donations on entry will be appreciated as will any raffle prize donations.

There will be hot food available during the match before a light buffet and drinks afterwards.