A fundraiser has been launched to fund for a memorial bench to honour Jill Stock who died last year.

The GoFundMe page created by her family is seeking to raise £2,0000 to fund and install a bench outside the Co-Op on Wanstead High Street.

The fundraising page read: "We are going to place a memorial bench in Wanstead High Street in memory of our dear mum, Jill Stock.

"Mum was one of the most commuity minded people you could ever meet. She was active in the communtiy all her life, from school PTAs to organising street parties to bring neighbours together and celebrate the community.

"She cared for everyone, especially the old and vulnerable and she hated injustice. When something was wrong and needed solving nobody was more tenacious than our mum."

Mrs Stock, 72, was a district nurse and died on May 25 last year after a fatal traffic collision in Somerset.

Mrs Stock, who was born in Sutton, Surrey, in 1947, trained to be a nurse at Southend Hospital and her first job was in intensive care at Whipps Cross Hospital before becoming a district nurse.

She spent 46 years in the career. She was married to her husband, Mick, for 49 years and they moved to Wanstead in 1975 and had three daughters and five grandchildren.

Speaking to the east London Guardian last year, friend Joyce Bosher, from Wanstead described her as a caring person who always strived to help others and she had “bubbly personality and a wonderful sense of humour”.

She said: “We were always telling silly jokes to giggle about over a coffee. She has a fantastic sense of humour and could make a laugh out of anything. She was the dearest friend anybody could have.”

Mrs Stock was also active in the community all of her life, playing prominent roles in the neighbourhood watch and ward panels, and was passionate about keeping the community safe.

Police attended the funeral to show their gratitude and appreciation of Jill's work with the neighbourhood watch and community.

Mrs Stock's work with the police led to her winning an award for creating a safer Redbridge in the 2017 Best of Redbridge awards.

To donate to the fundraiser, go to https://uk.gofundme.com/