A MUM-of-three who inspired many with her bravery has lost her battle with cancer.

Polly Haydock, from Atherton, died on Tuesday after first being diagnosed with bowel cancer in October 2015.

She was only given six months to live by doctors last July after the disease spread into her lymph nodes, bones, liver and lungs but she managed to fight it for more than one year.

A fundraising campaign which included a range of different events, including question and answer sessions with comedian Peter Kay, generated a total of £223,620 for the 37-year-old who used the money to have revolutionary treatment at the Hallwang Clinic in southern Germany.

A tweet by a charity set up to raise money for Polly, called Polly’s Angels, said: “It is a sad time for us.

“Polly, our inspiration, died on August 8.

“Polly's Angels will continue in her memory. Thank you for your support.”

She leaves behind her husband Dan and three children Darcy, Emma and Alex.

Tributes to Polly have poured in following her death.

Her friend Wesley Lawlor said: "Polly was a wonderful person.

"She was a great mother and wife to Dan as well as being such a brilliant friend to so many people including me.

"Polly fought till the very end and will be sadly missed by all."

Pat Morgan posted on Facebook: "God bless Polly, you did everything you could to stay for your family."

Polly's GoFundMe fundraising page has now been closed.