Memorial Match for Paul Samson

Paul Samson SUS-151028-104352001
Paul Samson SUS-151028-104352001

A charity football match will take place next week in memory of popular Eastbourne Town supporter Paul Samson who died suddenly last month.

The Paul Samson Memorial Cup will see Eastbourne Town LFC take on Eastbourne Ladies at the Saffrons on Wednesday November 4 at 7.30pm.

Emma Parslow from the club said, “Paul epitomised the spirit of the club and was loved by all here.

“He was a wonderful man who gave everyone his all.

“We will play in his memory and invite people to come along and share this with us at the club and his loving family.”

Admission to the game is £5 with children getting in free.

There will also be a raffle and refreshments.

Mr Samson, who worked as a personal chauffeur, lived in Kirkstall Close with his wife Janette and children Luke, Jacey, Lenny, Dan and Kieren.

He died aged 59 and his funeral was on October 12.

Born and bred in Eastbourne, Mr Samson was also known as Sam, Sammy, Monkey Boy and Da.

He went to Hampden Park Infant School, Highfield and Hampden Park Secondary.

He worked as a taxi driver before setting up his own business as a chauffeur. Only recently he and his family went away to celebrate his and Janette’s renewal of their wedding vows.

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