Bowling night for Somebody's Daughter

IPSWICH mayor Inga Lockington is set to host a bowling night in aid of The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter campaign, it emerged today.

IPSWICH mayor Inga Lockington is set to host a bowling night in aid of The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter campaign, it emerged today.

The event, which will also raise cash for the mayor's other chosen charities, will take place at Solar Bowl on October 12, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.

Mrs Lockington said she was delighted to support the Somebody's Daughter appeal, which was launched following the killings of five women last winter.

She said: “I would like to extend the invitation to everyone in the town.

“It will be a fun night, a chance to meet friends old and new and also an opportunity to raise money for an important cause.”

Tickets, priced at £10, are available from the mayor's office by calling 01473 432641, and from the Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen's Lane, by calling 01473 258070.

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The Somebody's Daughter fund was launched 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 had drug habits.

As a legacy to the five women, and in a bid to prevent others from walking in their same 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 safe house where those embroiled in prostitution and drugs can seek support and guidance.

Already, generous individuals and businesses have donated more than £20,000.

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.

n 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.

Do you support the appeal? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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