Emotional tributes have been paid to a Thornton Heath mum-of-four who died on March 26 after testing positive for coronavirus. 

Fiona Clark,  49, who lived with her partner Colin, children and three cats died four days after being rushed to hospital on Mother’s Day.

Her friend Emma Tower who paid tribute to her “beautiful, brave, warrior friend Fiona” has launched a Gofundmepage to raise £2,000  for funeral costs to help her partner and children give her the “best send off.”

She said: “Ours hearts are broken and our love goes out to Colin, Alyssa, Bailey, Daniel and Jordan. To Issy and her family and to Brian, the father she doted on.

“She takes with her our love and all the many beautiful memories we made with her, that will also help to see us all through this, the saddest of times.

“Fiona has battled cancer and was slowly beginning to live a little and she came down with the virus and she has sadly died as a result of having that virus.

“Fiona has four children and they need help to raise funds to give their mum the funeral she deserves.

“This lady was beautiful inside and out and would do anything for anyone.”