A WOMAN is collecting pyjamas to give to sick children in memory of her daughter who died from a rare form of cancer at just 21.

Jessica-Jayde Allen lost her battle to a rare type of bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. She was just 15 when she was diagnosed and had to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

In July 2012, she learnt the cancer was no longer active but in October 2013, another lump appeared and Jessica-Jayde had to have an operation.

She then relapsed again and was told the tumour had grown and the cancer had spread to her lungs. She died in April last year.

Her mother Terri Plummer, from Brighton, said despite her daughter knowing she was approaching the end of her life, she continued to support other sick children.

The 47-year-old said: “Jessica-Jayde was a very kind and brave young woman.

“She used social media to highlight her battle with cancer to inspire others. So far I have collected nearly 500 pyjamas and people have been so generous.

“I am doing this in memory of my daughter and to continue what she had done before she passed away.

“Although she was suffering from cancer, she continued to help people who were also battling cancer. Jessica-Jayde visited young cancer patients, and she would put on make-up for girls to rebuild their confidence.

“She also supported young patients living with mental health problems.

“It had been a difficult journey for Jessica-Jayde because she had daily radiotherapy for weeks, leaving her sick.

“She had her collar bone and two ribs removed from the operation and she underwent a stem cell transplant where she was in isolation for six weeks.

“But Jessica-Jayde had never given up, she wrote a bucket list for herself.”

The pyjamas will be given to children who are at hospitals and charities including the Royal Marsden, the Martlets hospice in Hove, the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards, Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton.

Terri said: “The pyjamas will be given to children and young adults as Christmas presents.

“It’s already difficult for them because they have to stay in the hospital for Christmas.

“Just think of the smiles on their faces when they know people are keeping them in their thoughts.”

You can buy new pyjamas and drop them at the Asda stores in Brighton Marina and Hollingbury, which are supporting Terri.

Go to Terri’s PJ appeal team on Facebook for more information. She will stop collecting pyjamas on December 15.