DONATIONS of more than £1,300 have been raised for diabetes research in memory Ann Green, a long-serving Solihull nurse who died in July.
Ann was ward manager at Solihull Hospital's Clinical Decisions Unit.
She joined the hospital in January 1984, shortly after qualifying in South Wales and moving to Acocks Green to marry Steve Green, at that time a reporter with the Solihull News.
In July, Ann was found to have contracted the so-called 'superbug' clostridium difficile following a prolonged regime of anti-biotics.
She had also recently been diagnosed type 2 diabetic.
Ann died on July 29, aged 46, and an estimated 150 friends, family and health service colleagues attended a service at Robin Hood Crematorium on August 15, as well as local councillors and Solihull MP Lorely Burt.
The collection for Diabetes UK is likely to pass the £1,500 mark in October, following the decision by the Solihull Campaign for Real Ale to designate Ann's fund as the Solihull Beer Festival's chosen charity.