MACMILLLAN has benefited from  £2,260, which was raised in memory of a Kingswinford woman who died after a battle with cervical cancer.

When Jayne Elizabeth Neale, passed away in November last year, aged 56, her family wanted to give something back to the Macmillan nurses that had cared for her at the later stages of the illness.

In addition to donations made at the funeral, her niece Natalie Hughes, aged 22, of Amblecote organised a fancy dress five-a-side football tournament at Power League in Halesowen last month.

Miss Hughes wished to thank everyone who had supported the event and added: "It was extremely successful and we had a fantastic turnout. All of our family and friends came to support us and helped us raise more money then we ever thought we could."

Jayne's partner, Paul Clarke, added that the support he received from Macmillan nurses during Jayne's illness had been invaluable.

He said: "These nurses who are professional people gave us all the help and support we could possible need whilst Jayne was in her last weeks and days of her life.

"There are hundreds of people who have had to watch their loved ones suffer with this awful disease and thanks to these wonderful people who come into your home and help you when all hope is gone they make everything easier.

"They will laugh with you, cry with you and calm you down when you think all hope is lost. God bless them all."