Charity gets major boost

A MAJOR Suffolk charity received a significant boost today after its coffers were bolstered to the tune of �1,400.

A MAJOR Suffolk charity received a significant boost today after its coffers were bolstered to the tune of �1,400.

The Somebody's Daughter appeal was launched in the wake of the murders of five women in Suffolk with a mandate of providing expert help to those trapped in a life of drug dependency and prostitution.

More than �60,000 has already been raised - and now that total has been boosted thanks to Ipswich Choral Society.

The group raised the staggering sum through a concert and raffle at the end of December.

The society's Martin Nightingale said: “People have been very generous in helping us to raise so much.

“The public have taken the charity to their hearts.

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“We are already starting to think about the next concert and raising more money for Somebody's Daughter.”

The society presented the cash to Ipswich Borough Council leader Liz Harsant, an appeal trustee.

Mrs Harsant paid tributes to their efforts.

“This is so kind and such an incredible amount of money,” she said.

The Somebody's Daughter appeal was launched by The Evening Star in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council in the wake of the killings of five women in late 2006.

The charity's ultimate goal is to raise enough money to open a safe house where those embroiled in vice and addiction can seek professional support and guidance.

Among the trustees of the Somebody's Daughter appeal, a registered charity, are Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks and Ipswich MP Chris Mole.

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 raising money for a worthy cause? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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