- Lee Rigby's mother Lyn planning to visit schools to combat radicalisation
- She wants 'to teach the right message to young and impressionable kids'
- Mrs Rigby said she hoped Lee Rigby Foundation would be her son's legacy
- His stepfather, Ian, said Remembrance Sunday was a 'very emotional time'
The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has vowed to visit schools to tackle radicalisation and stop children following in the footsteps of the Islamist extremists who killed her son.
Lyn Rigby said the initiative was one of the aims of the family's fledgling charity, the Lee Rigby Foundation, which she hopes will become an 'astounding legacy' to her son.
Fusilier Rigby, 25, a drummer and machine gunner with the 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, was killed outside his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London, in May 2013.
Pledge: The mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby (left) has said she hopes to visit schools to 'teach the right message' in a bid to combat radicalisation. Lyn Rigby (right) said she hoped it would be a legacy for her son
Michael Adebolajo was given a whole-life term and Michael Adebowale was jailed for a minimum of 45 years for his murder.
Speaking in a Remembrance Sunday interview, Mrs Rigby said she wanted to have a positive influence on 'young and impressionable kids'.
She told the Daily Mirror: 'If I can go into schools with the foundation and teach them the right message it would be an astounding legacy for Lee and one he'd have supported.
'Also I want my son's foundation to offer real support to those like me in their darkest hour. When we lost him, I didn't have anyone to turn to.
'And it's important to me to support the injured men and women who fought for our country, including those with post-traumatic stress disorder.'
The soldier's stepfather, Ian, said Remembrance Sunday was 'very emotional time' for the family, who had laid a wreath at the father of one's grave.
Michael Adebolajo (pictured left) was given a whole-life term and Michael Adebowale (right) was jailed for a minimum of 45 years for the murder of Fusilier Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, in May 2013
A memorial to Fusilier Rigby was unveiled in his home town of Middleton, Greater Manchester, earlier this year
In a post on the foundation's Facebook page on Sunday, Mrs Rigby said she would remember her 'beautiful son and all the brave men and women who were lost to so many families who suffer their grief as I do'.
George Cross holder and former Royal Marine Matt Croucher and ex-special forces soldier Colin Maclachan, a star of Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins, are among the charity's patrons, according to the Daily Mirror.
A memorial to Fusilier Rigby was unveiled in his home town of Middleton, Greater Manchester, earlier this year.