Battle of the '˜blues and twos' for fighter Jessica

Police from across Lancashire are taking to the ring to help raise vital funds for a four year old girl who suffers with a rare and aggressive cancer.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 4:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2016, 5:54 pm
boxer Baz Higginson, Jessica Whelan, PCSO Tom Archer and PC Liam Mahon
boxer Baz Higginson, Jessica Whelan, PCSO Tom Archer and PC Liam Mahon

Jessica Whelan was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in September 2015. She has since undergone months of chemotherapy.

This Saturday, officers will go head-to-head with their colleagues from the fire, ambulance and prison service for a night of boxing at BAE in Salmesbury.

Sixteen novice fighters will take to the ring after months of training in a bid to raise thousands of pounds to help improve the quality of life for Jessica, who lives in Oswaldtwistle.

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PCSO Tom Archer of Highercroft policing team has helped to organise the event.

He said: “I am privileged to have the chance to fundraise for a cause which is extremely close to my heart.

“I am also very thankful to friends, family and colleagues who have got involved to try and make a real difference for Jessica and her family.”

To make a donation, visit htttps://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/jessicas-fight