Dig deep to support appeal

ROCK fans are being urged to dig deep to support a good cause tonight.An Evening Star team will be out collecting money for the Somebody's Daughter appeal, launched in the wake of the killings of five women last winter.

ROCK fans are being urged to dig deep to support a good cause tonight.

An Evening Star team will be out collecting money for the Somebody's Daughter appeal, launched in the wake of the killings of five women last winter.

The aim of the appeal is to fund a safe house where those embroiled in the deadly world of drugs and prostitution can seek support and guidance.

Collectors will be at various points inside and outside the stadium, wearing t-shirts bearing the appeal logo.


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Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “Tonight promises to be a magical evening and we hope that revellers out to enjoy the music will spare a moment to donate a few pence to this crucial campaign.”

The Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund was launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council earlier this year.

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The bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell were found in remote rural locations in December.

All had worked in the sex trade and all had drug habits.

As a legacy to the five women, and in a bid to prevent others from walking in their same desperate footsteps, The Somebody's Daughter appeal was given a mandate of helping vulnerable young people in Ipswich.

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

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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