THE FAMILY of a much-loved Cradley Heath mum who died of cancer have raised money for the hospital which treated her.

Pat Jones lost her two year battle with lung cancer at the end of January despite never having smoked.

The 61-year-old mum of three and grandmother of four died in the Georgina ward at Russells Hall Hospital.

Her devastated family have raised £620 for the unit in her memory as a “massive thankyou” to the staff who cared for her.

The money came from donations at Pat’s funeral.

Daughter Lisa Mills, aged 32, said: “The staff on the Georgina ward were amazing, they were brilliant with mum, but also so caring and kind to us.

“Mum lived for her four beautiful grandchildren, she loved going out for meals and enjoyed holidays abroad, especially Majorca.

“She was such a brave and strong woman who fought her illness with such courage.

“She was a wonderful wife, devoted mother and the bext nan in the world - we all miss her so much but we have wonderful memories which we can treasure forever - we will never let her be forgotten.”

Pat, of Northgate, used to run a hairdressers in Blackheath where she met husband Phil when he popped in to have his hair cut.

The former Halesowen Girls School pupil went on to do a string of other jobs including working at Birmingham Sound Reproducers (B.S.R) and Majestic Bingo where she was a popular figure.