The son of former Ipswich Town legend Trevor Whymark was hopeful of surpassing the £1,000 fundraising target from a tennis tournament for the charity that is supporting his dad as he lives with Alzheimer's Disease.

Craig Whymark said the goal had been reached from entry to the tournament itself held on Saturday at Harlow Lawn Tennis Club, but he was hopeful the total would rise higher once other money spent at the event, as well as a donation from the tennis club itself, had been included.

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His father and mother Rita also attended the event, which was raising money for the Alzheimer's Society, which is a care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.

East Anglian Daily Times: Attendees celebrate hitting the fundraising goalAttendees celebrate hitting the fundraising goal (Image: Hannah Blackburn)

Craig described how his dad, who had travelled down with Rita from their Norfolk home, was on 'top form' during the day and walked round watching the matches, not leaving until the end.

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They were joined by relatives and players from the tennis club in a 130-strong turnout.

Craig hosted the event as his alter-ego, drag queen Fanny Galore and the format involved players being partnered for a 20 minute doubles match, before a horn was sounded, scores were taken and players partnered up again for another match.

The men's winner was Darren Lee, while Fanny won the women's tournament, but generously declined the award and gave it instead to Craig's sister Kim.

East Anglian Daily Times: Craig Whymark as Fanny GaloreCraig Whymark as Fanny Galore (Image: Hannah Blackburn)

There was also a fundraising raffle with a range of prizes, including tickets for a West Ham vs Brighton football match, restaurant vouchers and a Fortnum and Mason hamper.

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"It went so well and obviously, we could not have asked for a better day. It was 27C and bright sunshine in Harlow on Saturday.

"My mum and dad were among the first to turn up, which was lovely because they could be there before everybody turned up and dad was really excited to be there."

East Anglian Daily Times: The event smashed its fundraising goalThe event smashed its fundraising goal (Image: Hannah Blackburn)

In April, the EADT revealed how the striker, who scored 75 goals for Town, was living with Azheimer's, 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.

The money from the tournament will be added to money already raised, including through his own shows, with the appeal's Just Giving page showing that £10,706 has been collected so far.