THE Kidderminster community came together to celebrate the life of "inspirational" cancer fighter Megan Smith today (Wednesday, October 20).

The much-loved 27-year-old who "loved to dance and sing" died last month in San Diego where she was receiving pioneering treatment for a rare form of cancer.

Hundreds of people gathered outside Megan's family home on Walter Nash Road to bid her a final farewell on the morning.

A horse-draw carriage then transported her coffin to St Mary's and All Saints' Church in the town where a funeral service was held.

Kidderminster Shuttle:

A eulogy was given by Reverend Simon Archer. He said: "Today is tough for those of us gathered especially for the family who Meg adored and treasured, who fought so hard for her.

"Meg never lost her love of a party - the chance to dance and sing. Meg did things her way.

"Some of the medical experts wrote to the family to say how they have been amazed by her bravery."

Kidderminster Shuttle:

Reverend Archer also read out a heartfelt poem written by Megan's sister Sammie Joe. It said: “You truly have shaped me into the woman I am today, and if I ever need guidance I know you’re be by my side to show me the way.

“No matter where life leads us my beautiful Meg know this is true, It has been a joy to travel down the road of life with you.”

The Big Gospel Choir performed a trio of songs, met with a standing ovation, and a video was played of Megan singing Songbird by Fleetwood Mac.

Following the funeral, a service was held at Wyre Forest Crematorium, Megan's final resting place.

The family has organised a celebration at the Port House in Stourport afterwards and will throw a party in honour of Megan.