Having a ball in memory of Janine

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An Euxton mum was remembered in style at a charity golf day and ball.

The fourth annual event was held on Friday at Shaw Hill Hotel, in Whittle-le-Woods, in memory of hairdresser Janine Thompson, who was 41 when she died of breast cancer in December 2010.

At the ball are Ian Thompson, Janine's brother Andrew Walker, Sharon and Scott Jackson

At the ball are Ian Thompson, Janine's brother Andrew Walker, Sharon and Scott Jackson

A total of 90 golfers took to the fairway to compete for the Janine Thompson Trophy, which was won by Gary Amos.

It was followed by a glittering ball for 270 people, complete with live music, a DJ, auction and raffle.

Janine’s brother Andrew Walker said: “We raised £11,000 from the day and evening events, which brings our total to £61,000, which is phenomenal.”

Money from the Janine Thomspon Fund is given to charity Boot Out Breast Cancer, which provides equipment for breast cancer units in the North West.

“We raised £11,000 from the day and evening events, which brings our total to £61,000, which is phenomenal.”

Andrew Walker

A specialist breast biopsy needle worth £30,000 was donated to Chorley And South Ribble Hospital this summer, along with a plaque in memory of Janine.

Fund-raising continues for the Janine Thompson Fund and the next golf day and ball has been scheduled for Friday, September 30 next year.

Janine Thompson

Janine Thompson