MONEY is being raised to arrange a fitting goodbye to a popular nursery worker who died after a short battle with pneumonia.

Sharon Scott, mother of four children and grandmother to 10 children, was officially diagnosed with the illness after being rushed to hospital on her 59th birthday.

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According to a Go Fund Me page, Sharon, who had worked at the Whitley nursery for 17 years, died on April 18 after doctors sadly had to turn off life support machines.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, a maximum of only 10 people are allowed to attend Sharon's funeral, so money is being raised to celebrate her life properly when lockdown is over.

Sharon is described on the fundraising page as a "devoted wife" who "dedicated everything to her children, grandchildren and the children she would look after at Blagdon Road Nursery for the last 17 years."

Sharon also worked at the Madhouse in Reading during the school holidays to help out.

The page states: "Sharon could be down to her last £10 but yet still would make purchases of toys, DVDs and anything fun so she could take them into the nursery, just so the children could have a little more to play with.

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"I would love to show everyone just how much of a kind-hearted lady Sharon was and a love that was shared with her husband Paul for 33 years."

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sharon's family and friends are sadly unable to attend her funeral, with a limitation of just 10 people.

They are hoping to raise money to give Sharon "the big send-off that she deserves" when the lockdown is lifted.

To donate, visit the fundraising page here.