Stars to turn out at Harwich

STARS from TV and sport will be in Harwich next weekend to play a charity football match in memory of a popular local sportsman.Marcus Armstrong, son of Harwich & Parkeston Football Club supremo Tony, died two years ago at the age of 28, from an undetected heart condition.

Mike Bacon

STARS from TV and sport will be in Harwich next weekend to play a charity football match in memory of a popular local sportsman.

Marcus Armstrong, son of Harwich & Parkeston Football Club supremo Tony, died two years ago at the age of 28, from an undetected heart condition.

Since then Marcus's parents have dedicated much of their time raising funds to help set up local cardiac screening. Money raised from this event will go to CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).


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“Marcus was a sportsman and a single-figure golfer,” Tony said.

“He collapsed one day from a heart condition no-one was aware he had. Our aim since then is to hopefully prevent another family going through the tragedy of losing a loved son or daughter.”

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Jeff Conrad's Showbix XI will play Simon Milton's East Anglian Legends XI at Harwich & Parkeston's Royal Oak ground on Sunday, July 27 (3pm kick-off).

Milton is set to be joined by Mark Kinsella, Gavin Johnson, Jason Dozzell, Paul Goddard, Chris Kiwomya, Mick Stockwell, Kevin Beattie, Bryan Gunn, Robert Fleck, Neil and David Gregory and Paul Abrahams in his Legends team.

“Simon has done us proud,” said Armstrong. “What a super line-up he has assembled. We thank him and all the sponsors who have given so generously and we are looking forward to a great afternoon.”

Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for OAPs and youths 8-15, under-8s free. Tickets are already on sale from A2B Taxis and Harwich & Parkeston Social Club.

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