Boost to fund in memory of sex workers

A BID to protect young women caught up in prostitution and drug addiction has received a massive cash boost.

Neil Puffett

A BID to protect young women caught up in prostitution and drug addiction has received a massive cash boost.

A number of generous individuals and businesses have already dug deep to support the Somebody's Daughter appeal and now Ipswich's former mayor has boosted the fund with donation of more than £3,000.

The money comes from the mayor's charity collection from last year.

Former mayor Inga Lockington said: “Last year when I became mayor and picked the charities at the start of the mayoral year I decided Somebody's Daughter should be one of the charities because it was very much in our minds what had happened.

“It was set up to be sure we don't forget what happened but it's also about making sure in the future hopefully things like that won't happen again.

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“It is good if we can support people coming out of prostitution.”

As well as a donation to the Somebody's Daughter campaign, which was launched by The Evening Star in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council in the wake of the murders of five Ipswich sex workers by serial killer Steve Wright in 2006, donations of similar amounts were made to Ipswich and East Suffolk Parkinson's Association and Ipswich Wildlife Group.

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.

Are you doing to help the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund? Call The Evening Star on 01473 324840 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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