Businessman joins Ipswich charity

A LEADING businessman - whose company was recently recognised for its commitment to good causes - today confirmed his appointment as a trustee of a major Ipswich charity.

A LEADING businessman - whose company was recently recognised for its commitment to good causes - today confirmed his appointment as a trustee of a major Ipswich charity.

Graeme Kalbraier, the boss of award-winning firm Call Connection, will join the board of the Somebody's Daughter campaign.

His call handling agency, based in Cromwell Square, was recently named as one of the top 100 businesses for which to work.

Mr Kalbraier said Call Connection's determination to support worthy causes - including Somebody's Daughter - had helped net the national recognition.

Somebody's Daughter was launched following the murders of five Ipswich sex workers in an effort to help to vulnerable young people.

“Everybody was shocked by the events of 2006,” Mr Kalbraier said.

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“When The Evening Star started the Somebody's Daughter campaign I was very keen that both myself and our company adopted and supported the charity.

“Supporting girls who may be in prostitution because of their drug addiction seems like a very important thing to do.

“I was asked recently to join the board of trustees and I'm very proud to do so.”

Call Connection donated £5,000 to the Somebody's Daughter fund pot last year after winning the cash in a national business competition.

The firm also generously handed over another £5,000 to the cause, while staff raised more than £1,000.

Mr Kalbraier said: “We carry out copious amounts of events for various different charities and out staff contribute their time and money to support those causes.”

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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