A MINUTE'S silence in memory of a Radcliffe teenager who died in a road accident signalled the start of a fundraising day which raised £2,000 in her memory.

Natalie Pickwick-Jones, aged 15, of Olsberg Close, died after she was hit by a car as she crossed Bolton Road, Radcliffe, in February last year.

Her parents, David Jones and Elaine Pickwick, have vowed to raise money for road safety charity Roadpeace in their daughter's memory.

On Sunday, they watched a charity football match which helped raised hundreds of pounds. Breightmet United faced up to a Roadpeace side which included ex-professional Bury players George Jones, Alex Jones, George Buckham, Wayne Entwistle and Lee Anderton.

United, who play in the Bolton Combination over 35s league, came away 6-2 winners.

Mr Jones said: "It's been a really nice day and we have raised lots of money.

"I think Breightmet came away winners because they play every week and seemed a lot fitter. The Bury lads haven't played for a bit.

"It costs £200 for counselling to help a grieving family who have lost someone in a road accident and if we can help anyone else who has suffered like we have, it's worth it."

An auction and raffle was held at Breightmet United's clubhouse in Moss Park and more than 200 people bid for prizes which included a Bolton Wanderers signed shirt and ball, a Chelsea shirt, a Glasgow Rangers shirt and a laminate floor, including fitting.

Fundraisers then moved on to the Last Orders pub in Radcliffe to boost the funds further with the auction and raffle.