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Friends of cancer fighter Emma Grandison held a fun netball tournament to raise cash for charity.

Pals of 31-year-old Emma rallied round to organise the day, in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation and the neo-natal unit at Preston Hospital - which are both close to the new mum’s heart.

The fundraiser at Leyland Netball Courts in Thurston Road was open to all and it was sponsored by Preston Honda.

It was organised by Emma’s friends Alicia Stothert and Zoe Brown and 18 teams took part, raising more than £1,300.

Emma, from Longton, near Preston, said the day was “amazing”.

She added: “The turn out and the effort the girls put in was phenomenal. They raised £1,309, 18 teams from around the county played and the weather was fantastic. It all ran like clockwork.

“The money raised will be split equally between Rosemere and the neo-natal unit.”

Emma was diagnosed with terminal cancer when she was 16 weeks pregnant with her daughter Erin.

Baby Erin was born 15 weeks early and spent almost 22 weeks at the neo-natal unit before finally being able to go home.

Emma, who is married to Ian, has become known for her fighting spirit and her story has been told in newspapers and magazines across the country.

She continues to have chemotherapy at Rosemere and remains very optimistic about the future.

 

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