Carol concert helps out appeal

A CHRISTMAS carol concert has given a festive boost to a crucial charity appeal.The annual event, staged at Ipswich's St Margaret's Church, raised £600 for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

A CHRISTMAS carol concert has given a festive boost to a crucial charity appeal.

The annual event, staged at Ipswich's St Margaret's Church, raised £600 for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

The cash will be added to the spiralling fund total and eventually used to fund a safe house where those embroiled in prostitution and vice can seek help and support.

The fund was launched after last year's red-light killings, in which five women died.


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More than 350 people attended the concert, which took place on Monday.

Reverend Canon David Cutts led the service and Marilyn Watsham, deputy principal at Suffolk New College, gave the first reading, followed by Mike Faulkner, secretary of the East of England Co-operative Society.

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BBC Radio Suffolk presenters Lesley Dolphin and Mark Murphy also spoke at the service which ended with the popular Christmas carol, Hark the Herald-Angel Sing.

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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