A 12-YEAR-OLD Ellesmere Port girl who lost her mother to cancer will be joined by a host of Merseyside footballing legends in support of a massive charity event in her memory.
The Jane Lowe Memorial Day, which has been organised by her family to raise thousands of pounds for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd, takes place on Sunday, May 2.
Daughter Faye Lowe, 12, a pupil at Ellesmere Port Catholic High will pick the man of the match at a charity football game between Tranmere Rovers and Marine legends at Rivacre Park, the home of Vauxhall Motors FC.
Faye said: “I’m really looking forward to it.”
Everton hero Howard Kendall will be on hand to lead out the sides, which contain the likes of Eric Nixon, Shaun Garnett, Ian Muir, and ex-Whitby High School student Dave Challinor.
And former Liverpool star Joey Jones will be helping out with the memorabilia auction, which includes a signed 1966 World Cup shirt and an Everton jersey worn by goalkeeper Carlo Nash.
Jane, 32, lost her two-year battle with a rare form of cancer in August last year. It had started in her sinuses before spreading to her neck and spine.
Lee McDonnell, the partner of Jane’s sister Sarah Lowe, has been planning the event since the beginning of the year and is hopeful of confirming more sporting personalities.
Sarah, 37, explained: “Jane spent six weeks at the hospice. She was so relaxed here, there’s a lovely atmosphere.
“In the past I’d never know who to raise money for, but there is no question for me now. I would want to raise money for the hospice.”
Mr McDonnell, 36, who is involved with Vauxhall Motors ABC and will be playing for the Tranmere Rovers team, said: “We saw the work the hospice do here and we were overwhelmed at how well they looked after Jane, so we thought we should try and put something together.”
The event, which starts at 11.30am at Vauxhall Sports and Social Club, Rivacre Park, also includes live music, comedians and a raffle.
Tickets are priced £5 adults and £2 children, with all proceeds going to the hospice. They are available by calling 0124 851811 or 07564130862.