Cancer Research fundraiser celebrates Jeff’s life

Jeff Aldridge and wife Debbie EMN-150120-090847001
Jeff Aldridge and wife Debbie EMN-150120-090847001
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A fundraising event in aid of Cancer Research UK is being held in Melton on Saturday, celebrating the life of popular figure Jeff Aldridge who died of cancer, after a four-year battle, on January 24, 2014.

There will be an afternoon of children’s fun at the Market Tavern in Scalford Road from 1pm to 4pm. This will include Prince Conker’s disco, face and nail painting, a chocolate tombola, cake stall, sweets table and a guess the number of sweets in the jar challenge. Children’s tickets, at £3, can be bought on afternoon entry.

It will be the turn of adults to have fun in the Market Tavern later that night, from 7pm to 12.45am, at an event which will include an auction of football, boxing and rugby memorabilia and a raffle of items donated by local businesses. There will also be a special three-tiered cake donated by Colleen’s Cakes of Melton.

Jeff, who worked for lots of local firms including Jeld Wen, Petfoods and Automatic Braiding to name but three, was a passionate Leicester City FC fan and there will be a guest appearance during the evening from Foxes legend, and Jeff’s friend, Alan Young. Fellow former City stars Steve Walsh and Ian Marshall may also make an appearance.

Music on the night will include the long-awaited return of Thin Lizzy tribute ‘Bad Reputation’ - a band Jeff loved - as well as ‘One Man Two Tone’ and ‘Baker’s Treat’.

Tickets are £10 for adults and are available from Robbie Toth at E-Clips hairdressers, which is in Cheapside, Melton, from ‘Sketchy’ at Hamilton Tennis Club, Andy McDonald at Mars Petcare or Debbie Aldridge.

Debbie would like to thank friends and family who have helped her organise the event and businesses which have also contributed.