Fundraiser for children of cop Laura Jew who died of cancer smashes target

A tribute fund set up for the children of a beloved police officer who died after a cancer battle defeated his target.

Laura Jew was just 34 years old when she died last month, leaving behind her three young children.

A tribute fund was established in her honor after she lost her two-year battle with cancer.

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The original goal of raising £5,000 has been surpassed by generous donations now totaling £8,000.

Part of the money will now go to a memorial bank in the Clent Hills where she loved to walk.

GoFundMe page beneficiary Miles Patterson said, “There are just no words to describe how wonderful and special Laura was.

Tributes have been paid to beloved PC Laura Jew who has sadly passed away (Image: GoFundMe)

“She was respected, valued, admired and adored by many – this is evidenced by the beautiful tributes made of her and the overwhelmingly kind donations made.

“Despite all the setbacks she faced in coping with cancer, Laura, who was so determined, still loved walking on and around Clent Hills.

“We therefore think it will be a fitting tribute to put some sort of memorial (possibly a bench) to her there.

“This way we all have a place to think about her, maybe talk to her and appreciate the joy she has brought into our lives.

“We plan to make a hefty donation to Cancer Research UK after this and use the remaining money for Laura’s three beautiful children.”

Other loved ones placed tributes alongside their donations after the popular agent passed away in July.

Hayley Mason said, “Laura, you were and are a wonderful lady. Thank you for our friendship. I will cherish the memories.”

Laura Deeley wrote, “Thank you for always being so caring, thoughtful and supportive, even in your own heartbreak, that you could still care about everyone.

“You are just unique and would light up a room. The impact you had on everyone is incredible.”

Laura started her career as a PCSO in Sandwell before working as an agent in Birmingham city centre. She later returned to Sandwell as a community police officer.

She once appeared on a BBC program where she talked about dancers’ faces after an assailant broke her wrist.

Chief Superintendent Ian Green, head of Sandwell Police, previously told BirminghamLive: “We are all sorry to hear of the death of PC Laura Jew after a two-year battle with cancer.

“Laura was only 34 years old and mother of three young children. Our thoughts and condolences are with Laura’s family at this sad time. We offer them all the support we can.

“Laura will be remembered as a brave and passionate officer. Whether in her role as PCSO or PC, she always put the audience first.”

You can donate to the GoFundMe page here.

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