THOUSANDS of pounds raised to help fund treatment for a 27-year-old mother who died of cervical cancer will be used to help other sufferers.

Friends and family of air hostess Jemma Taylor-Cutts raised £53,000 through a social media campaign called Jemma's Journey.

It was used to fund alternative treatment in Germany but when Jemma died on New Year's Day, her father Michael said there was somewhere in the region of £40,000 left.

The money was raised through the cancer charity Yes To Life and will be used to help other sufferers who need treatment abroad.

Michael, 56, of Stairfoot, said: "Ideally we'd like it to go to local people, but as long as it goes to a good cause I'm not too bothered.

"Jemma had a brilliant send off, she would have been very proud. There were hundreds of people there and it was very emotional. It just shows how loved she was."