Tennis players will be rallying to the cause of tackling Alzheimer's Disease this weekend when they take part in a tournament that is aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity that is supporting former Ipswich Town legend Trevor Whymark.

Trevor's son Craig is organising the event this Saturday at the lawn tennis club in Harlow, Essex, near where he lives and is hoping to raise the sum for the Alzheimer's Society, which is a care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.

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In April, the EADT revealed how the striker, who scored 75 goals for Town, was living with the condition, which destroys memory and thinking skills.

His family believed his ability and reputation as one of the finest headers of a football in the First Division could have been a factor in the onset of the disease.

East Anglian Daily Times: Trevor Whymark during his playing days shooting for goal against Norwich City in 1972Trevor Whymark during his playing days shooting for goal against Norwich City in 1972 (Image: Newsquest)Entertainer Craig will be hosting the tournament in the guise of his alter-ego, a drag queen named Fanny Galore and there will be 40 players taking part in the round robin event, which is open to all abilities.

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He has already been raising money for the charity through his own shows and has set up a Just Giving page, which has so far collected £10,656.

He said: "I just want to do as much as I can to raise as much as I can from the tournament."

In April, Craig spoke of how his family his family had noticed changes in Trevor, 73, who played for Town for ten years and won a single England cap.

He said: "Dad was diagnosed in 2019. We had noticed changes before then. He seemed to withdraw into himself when my grandmother died and it got worse.

"There's no doubt it got worse during the Covid lockdowns. I wasn't able to see him so much and when I did I noticed the changes.

"It's really the short-term memory. He knows the family and knows about his football career, but you sometimes have to tell him things several times."

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