Basement Jaxx honour murdered nurse Jane

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A Barrowford nurse who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend four years ago is to have a song dedicated to her by one of her favourite bands.

Jane Clough, who was killed on the car park of the Blackpool hospital where she worked by Jonathan Vass in 2010, was a big fan of electronic dance duo Basement Jaxx.

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And after hearing Jane’s story, the band has agreed to perform “Do Your Thing”, which was Jane’s favourite song and was played at her funeral, during their tour which will see them take to the stage at 10 venues across the country.

Jane’s father John said the band were contacted by Louise Brown, who worked with the family at a two-day karaoke fund-raiser for Pendle Domestic Violence Initiative at Brierfield Liberal Club in October, raising almost £1,000.

“Do Your Thing” was played as balloons were released during the event.

Mr Clough said: “They were touched by Jane’s story and agreed to dedicate the song to her on each night of the tour. It was so lovely, I could have cried. It was a really emotional thing.”

Mr Clough and his wife Penny will be attending the gig in Manchester on December 6th.

Mr Clough added: “It will be very emotional when they play the song, but it is such a lovely gesture.

“It is such a lovely thing for them to do and well really appreciate it.

“She would have been thrilled about this and I am just hoping she is having a boogie when they play the song.

“Jane will be with us in spirit and the group can never know how much we appreciate what they are doing.”

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