MORE than £6,000 has been raised to help the family of a University of Bolton nursing student who died in a horror crash on the M60 last week.

Mum-of-four Shirley-Ann Dumbuya was driving her Kia Ceed car near junction 20 of the motorway just before 8.45am last Thursday when she was involved in a collision with a lorry.

Emergency services were called but Shirley Ann, 38, from Moston, died at the scene.

Following her death, tributes to her flooded in.

And a crowdfunding page has been set up to raise funds for Shirley-Ann's family to help pay for her funeral and ease the financial burden on her husband.

Established by family friend Jolus Lutete, the crowdfunding page states: "Shirley-Ann's story is as terrible as it gets.

"She, unfortunately, was the victim of a fatal collision while she was on her way to university.

"Consequently, Shirley-Ann has left behind loving a husband, three young daughters and a son, aged between five and seventeen.

"Shirley-Ann's affectionate smile and kindness will no doubt be missed and has certainly left a huge impact on the world.

"Shirley-Ann will always be remembered as a great friend, hardworking student nurse and most especially a loving wife and mother.

"Such an unexpected death has left a devastating impact among loved ones.

"As a close family friend, I am trying to raise money for Shirley-Ann's husband and four children to support them financially.

"The money raised will be used for funeral costs and help ease the financial burden of Shirley-Ann husband who undoubtedly has a huge challenge ahead.

"This is a special way to pay tribute to our dear friend and colleague for many."

Meanwhile, a 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with Shirley-Ann's death.

John Bowers, of Sefton Road, Preston, has been charged with causing death by careless driving.

He appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Saturday and a trial is set to begin on Friday, February 19 at Manchester Crown Court.

To visit the crowdfunding page in aid of Shirley-Ann's family click here.