In memory of Jane

Craig Hamilton (left) collects his winner's trophy from Jane Clough's dad, John Clough.
Craig Hamilton (left) collects his winner's trophy from Jane Clough's dad, John Clough.
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A nurse and loving mum tragically murdered three years ago was remembered with an annual fund-raising golf day.

Staff from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust took part in the event at Staining Golf Club, held in memory of nurse Jane Clough.

Twenty-six-year-old Jane – who worked in A&E – was stabbed and killed in July 2010, as she arrived for work in the car park at The Vic, by her former partner Jonathan Vass.

The golf tournament has run every year since, to give staff chance to share their memories of their colleague and to raise money for a trust fund for Jane’s young daughter, Imogen, aged four.

This year’s competition winner was hospital porter Craig Hamilton, who has taken part every year. Top lady was Audrey Bramhall, a healthcare assistant. They were presented with their prizes by Jane’s dad John.

Mr Clough said: “It’s heart-warming to know Jane’s memory lives on and it is a wonderful accolade to the staff who come and take part every year in her memory.

“It makes me very proud to attend every year and meet up with people who remember Jane. I think she would be very proud too.”

Mary Bird, general manager of ISS healthcare facilities, at The Vic, who organised the event, said: “It was a wonderful day, the course was in a great condition and everyone had a great time. We raised almost £600 to contribute to a trust fund for Jane’s daughter, Imogen.

“Jane was a lovely, dedicated nurse and staff wanted to do something in her memory.”