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Thousands Raised for Charity at Paul Mariner Event

On Sunday 31 October, the Kevin Beattie Foundation joined forces with Argyle Legends to remember and celebrate the life of a legend that is Paul Mariner at Home Park Stadium, raising £8,627 for charity.

The night was held in the Club Argyle lounge, and the venue was superbly laid out for what was a special night to remember a Plymouth Argyle great.

Occurring on the same weekend that two of his former sides (Argyle and Ipswich Town) met in front of a sell-out crowd at Home Park, both sets of fans came together and enjoyed a fantastic evening which was all in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity.

Gordon Sparks, breakfast radio presenter for BBC Radio Devon and Argyle Ambassador, was the host for the night and he took time to chat with various former teammates of Mariner.

First up was John Hore, who was captain when Paul was at Argyle, and he spoke well of the lad coming from Chorley to start his trade as a professional footballer. That lad would go on to win the UEFA Cup with Ipswich, and represent England internationally.

Among those paying tribute to Mariner was his deadly strike partner, Billy Rafferty – who spoke emotionally of making the visit to Paul’s home in the final days of his life. There was not a dry eye in the house.

Thanks to all who attended and raised funds for such a worthy cause.