Christmas Appeal - we need your help!

Time is running out if you want to suggest a worthy cause as the beneficiary of this year's Evening Star Christmas Appeal.

SUFFOLK: Time is running out if you want to suggest a worthy cause as the beneficiary of this year's Evening Star Christmas Appeal

With the festive season getting ever closer, there is just one day left to register your nominations.

Causes which could use some seasonal cheer or someone who needs a helping hand could all benefit from the Star's annual appeal.

Last year you raised a whopping �30,000 to train Star the guide dog puppy with fundraising antics and festive fun.


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This year, your favourite charity or friend in need could benefit from the season of goodwill.

Nigel Pickover, editor of the Evening Star, said: “We are looking to our readers to come up potential ideas this year.

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“There could be something amazing out there that needs our help so let's see what readers have got to give us.”

Thanks to your support, the Star's Christmas appeals have raised more than �100,000 for good causes over the years.

You have boosted the memorial appeal in memory of murdered schoolgirl Vicky Hall to top �100,000 and helped complete the cancer unit at Ipswich Hospital.

In 2007, you helped fund a rehabilitation project for sex workers in Ipswich following the murder of five women in the town.

But this year we want to hear what good causes you think could use a festive boost.

“There may be other good causes,” said Mr Pickover. “Ipswich faces new challenges and changes but it has got to keep its sense of community.”

The clock is ticking and you have until tomorrow afternoon to get your nominations in.

If you know someone who might need some help from the Christmas campaign, get in touch with Jo Thewlis on 01473 324840 or e-mail jo.thewlis@eveningstar.co.uk

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