Appeal in memory of five drives forward

A CHARITY launched in the wake of the killings of five women on the outskirts of Ipswich continues to go from strength to strength today.

A CHARITY launched in the wake of the killings of five women on the outskirts of Ipswich continues to go from strength to strength today.

The Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund was created in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council after the bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell were found in remote rural locations last December.

All had worked in the sex trade and all were blighted by drug habits.

As a legacy to the five women, and in a bid to prevent others from walking in their desperate footsteps, The Somebody's Daughter appeal was given a mandate of helping vulnerable young people in Ipswich.

The ultimate goal is to raise enough money to open a refuge where those embroiled in prostitution and drugs can seek support and guidance.

Already, generous individuals and businesses have donated thousands of pounds, while leading charity, the National Society for Children and Family Contact, has also backed the fund.

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Among the trustees of the Somebody's Daughter appeal, a registered charity, are Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks, borough council leader Liz Harsant and Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover.

Donations to the memorial fund can be made online at www.eveningstar.co.uk, in person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall, by calling 01473 433777, or by sending a cheque, made payable to Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund, to PO Box 772, Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DE.

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