Golfers raises thousands in memory of tragic cancer girl

The Bolton News: Front, Bernice Green and Dave Coffey with, back, from left, Warren Pendlebury, Clive Howarth, Alan Dixon, Mick Fahy and Arthur Jackson at Turton Golf Club Front, Bernice Green and Dave Coffey with, back, from left, Warren Pendlebury, Clive Howarth, Alan Dixon, Mick Fahy and Arthur Jackson at Turton Golf Club

GENEROUS golfers teed-off in memory of a little girl who lost her battle to cancer — raising thousands of pounds for Derian House.

More than 100 players at Turton Golf Club played in a charity match on Sunday in tribute to Little Lever youngster Jessica Green.

Bernice Green, Jessica’s grandmother, said: “It was a wonderful day and we were so touched by all the golfers. It was emotional at times but everyone had a lovely day together.”

Brave Jessica was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma — an aggressive brain tumour — in March, 2011, aged just three.

She went on to defy the odds and live until she was six.

She spent her final days at Derian House.

The day raised more than £3,000.

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