Boost for Somebody's Daughter fund

A FUND set up to help young people break free from the world of vice and drugs has today received another significant boost.The East of England Co-operative Society has donated £1,000 to The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund, created in the wake of the killings of five women in Ipswich.

A FUND set up to help young people break free from the world of vice and drugs has today received another significant boost.

The East of England Co-operative Society has donated £1,000 to The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund, created in the wake of the killings of five women in Ipswich.

It is hoped to create a rehabilitation unit in the town to help vulnerable young people.

Miriam Harrup, communications and community manager, said the Co-op was fully behind the fund.


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She continued: “We are pleased give our support to this very worthwhile appeal.

“The recent tragic events in Ipswich are still fresh in our minds and anything that can help vulnerable young people in our region is to be commended.”

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Between December 2 and 12 last year, the bodies of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Annette Nicholls, 29, and Paula Clennell, 24, were found in remote locations around Ipswich.

All worked as prostitutes and all had a history of drug dependency.

The appeal has raised around £17,500 to date.

Donations can be made in several ways - on-line by visiting www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter, in person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall, over the phone by calling 01473 433777, or by 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

Promotional posters and collecting buckets are available by contacting Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or at josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk

What are YOU doing to help? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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