A BARNSLEY woman whose fight against cancer raised over £50,000 has sadly passed away.

Jemma Taylor-Cutts was diagnosed with cervical cancer on Christmas Eve in 2012 having had a routine smear test at the age of 25, leaving her with no other choice but to have an hysterectomy.

Air hostess Jemma, 27, thought she was on the road to recovery after receiving news that her treatment had been a success.

Jemma - who was assured that she was still all clear - started to rebuild her life with her little boy Alfie and husband Chris, before eventually being told two months later that the cancer had returned.

She needed to raise £40,000 to access an alternative treatment that isn't available in the UK - and a social media campaign spearheaded the fundraising drive.

Almost £12,000 was pledged in the first few days, with the £50,000 barrier being smashed before Christmas.

Jemma's Journey, the Facebook page which has been liked by over 8,000 people, has documented the brave mum's journey, but it was announced on January 2 that she had sadly lost her battle.

A post read: "This is probably the hardest thing any of us are ever going to have to write… heaven gained a perfect angel last night.

"We have lost the strongest, most beautiful person who fought this battle to the very end. Jemma was a wife, mum, daughter, sister, auntie, granddaughter and friend who will be missed by so many people.

"Thank you from all Jemma's family and friends to all of you that have donated and supported us all through this time."

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