Disco to remember former port worker

A FORMER Felixstowe port worker is set to be remembered at a disco being held this month to celebrate what would have been his 55th birthday.Philip Jaksch died in March after a 16-month battle with cancer and to mark what would have been his 55th birthday on Monday his family are throwing a party.

A FORMER Felixstowe port worker is set to be remembered at a disco being held this month to celebrate what would have been his 55th birthday.

Philip Jaksch died in March after a 16-month battle with cancer and to mark what would have been his 55th birthday on Monday his family are throwing a party.

Mr Jaksch was a keen sportsman who was well known for his boxing success as well as running marathons.

Today his daughter Carly Eddington said she was looking forward to the fundraising disco event which will be held next Friday, and hopes that it will be a fitting tribute to her dad.


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She said: “He raised money for lots of causes during his life, he was always running marathons.

“We're hoping this event will be really family-friendly. The money raised from ticket sales will go to the Macmillan nurses and money from a raffle, which people have given us prizes for, will go to Ipswich Hospital's Somersham Ward.”

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Mr Jaksch, who lived in Downside Close, Ipswich, suffered cancer of the oesophagus which later spread to his liver and lower back.

He was educated at Tower Ramparts School in Ipswich and travelled around the world.

He was married three times, had five daughters and a son, and seven grandchildren.

The charity disco arranged by the family will take place next Friday at the Gainsborough Labour and Social Club in Landseer Road from 7.30pm.

It will cost £5 for adults and is free for under 16s. For more information or for tickets, which are also available on the door, call Carly Eddington on 01473 431942.

Would you like to pay a tribute to Philip Jaksch? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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