HUNDREDS of family, friends and supporters of mum-of-four Sally Major will gather at a church in her home town of Silsden next week to say their final farewells.

The funeral of the 33-year-old, who lost a battle to bowel cancer, will take place at St James's Church on Wednesday, April 26, from 11am.

Her family has asked people to wear an item of either royal blue and or yellow and instead of flowers make a donation to the So, Sally Can Wait Fund.

The service will be followed by a private cremation for family and invited close friends.

After the service, coaches will take mourners from the church to Stirk House country hotel near Clitheroe, where Mrs Major and her husband Liam were married and held their wedding reception, for a celebration of her life.

Mrs Major died at the Hallwang Private oncology clinic near Stuttgart in Germany on April 8.

The family had resorted to taking out bank loans, remortgaging their home and selling their family car to pay for cutting-edge therapies and treatment not available on the NHS in the UK.

Well-wishers moved by their plight also raised more than £70,000 to help them.

Supporters of Mrs Major have been going ahead with events since her death to help her family pay off debts after bills at the clinic in the Black Forest grew to more than £200,000.

And those fundraisers have vowed to keep organising events to chisel away at that debt.

An Easter funday on Sunday at Shipley & District Social Club in Saltaire Road made £1,900.

Salts Bar in Victoria Road, Shipley, will be having a charity quiz night on Friday, May 19 and mum-of-two Jess Aldersley is organising an event called Family Fest at Broughton Hall near Skipton on May 6.

Mrs Major's sister, Vanessa Outlaw, is also working on plans for a talent competition in June in her sister's memory. Adult entrants will be judged by Mrs Major's sisters and any youngsters who take part will be judged by Mrs Major's children Ryan, 13, Adam 12, Maisy, six and George, three.

"Losing Sally hasn't really hit me yet," said Mrs Outlaw.

"It still seems unreal, it changes from day-to-day.

"Liam is concentrating on time with his children at the moment. It's very hard but we are a close, strong family and we will help each other get through this as best we can. It's what Sally would have wanted."

Donations in Mrs Major's memory can be sent C/O Jacksons Funeral Services, 11 Bolton Road, Silsden, BD20 0JY.