Community combines to help appeal

AN appeal launched in the wake of the killings of five Ipswich women has received a double boost today after the town's MP and a theatre offered their support.

AN appeal launched in the wake of the killings of five Ipswich women has received a double boost today after the town's MP and a theatre offered their support.

The Somebody's Daughter memorial fund, created to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich, has been backed by Chris Mole and The New Wolsey Theatre.

Mr Mole has put a visit to the House of Commons up for auction, which includes a tour of the Palace of Westminster, including tea in one of the restaurants and a chance to see the Commons in action.

And staff at The Wolsey will be collecting before the remaining performances of pantomime Dick Whittington.


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The theatre has also donated four premium tickets for the opening night of play Vincent in Brixton on February 22.

Sharon Jenkins, from The Wolsey, said: “This is a wonderful way to remember the victims and to develop a positive and lasting legacy. I look forward to seeing how the money is used and the positive benefits it makes.

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“We need to remember what has happened and maintain this sense of empathy.

“If this fund can make a difference to the life of one young person it is worth the effort. A helping hand when you need it most can set you up for life.”

To bid for the tour of The House of Commons, send your offer to: Paul Geater, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, marking your envelope Westminster Visit Auction.

We will pass on the bids to Mr Mole who will make arrangements for the winning bidder's visit.

Weblink:

www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

Donations to the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund can be made in a variety of ways.

On line by visiting www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter

In person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall

Over the phone by calling 01473 433777

By 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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