An inspirational former nurse from Swindon has been given given a beautiful send-off. 

Mandy Haigh's friends, family and colleagues filled up North Swindon Crematorium for her funeral service on Tuesday, April 16. 

The 54-year-old had been fighting her third cancer diagnosis and her family were in the middle of fundraising for her to come back to the UK from Cyprus when she died on March 17, surrounded by her loved ones. 

She was called 'a true angel' in the tributes that followed her death.

During the service, Reverend Simon Stevenette talked about how important Mandy's children, Sian, Kayleigh and Joshua were to her, as well as her grandchildren, and how partner Brian was the "biggest blessing of them all".

Rev Stevenette also mentioned how many people looked up to and were inspired by Mandy and how caring she was, with comments from a Swindon Advertiser article and a nursing colleague read out, which both said "I wanted to be like her". 

This was echoed by her daughters Sian and Kayleigh who talked about their mum and called her "the most phenomenal person in the world". 

Rev Stevennete added that Christ Church in Old Town would be lit up in Mandy's memory on Tuesday evening. 

He concluded that she was "loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure."