Football boss backs Star campaign

IPSWICH Town's chairman David Sheepshanks has today backed a campaign to get people wearing their Blue shirts to work in derby week for charity.The Evening Star is calling on firms to encourage staff to wear their Blues shirts to work on Friday, April 11, and “fine” them £1 each for the privilege.

IPSWICH Town's chairman David Sheepshanks has today backed a campaign to get people wearing their Blue shirts to work in derby week for charity.

The Evening Star is calling on firms to encourage staff to wear their Blues shirts to work on Friday, April 11, and “fine” them £1 each for the privilege.

All the money raised will go to the Star's Somebody's Daughter appeal to help young and vulnerable women escape from the clutches of drugs and vice.

Mr Sheepshanks, a trustee of the charity, is one of the first high profile figures to give his support to the cause so far.


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He told the Star he was delighted to take part and is encouraging everyone else to join in to raise significant sums for this worthwhile charity.

Launched by Ipswich Borough Council and the Evening Star as a legacy to the five women murdered by Steve Wright - Tania Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell, the appeal aims to fund a safe house for young women who are deemed to be seriously at risk.

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This will be your chance to show your passion for the Tractor Boys in what promises to be one of the most important East Anglian derby matches for many a season.

Jim Magilton's men are hoping to secure promotion, and Norwich City are fighting to keep their head above the relegation danger zone after their push for the play-offs faltered under new boss Glenn Roeder.

Canaries fans can join in too, if they are feeling brave enough, but the fine for wearing their yellow and green shirt will be a princely £2!

If you want to organise a Wear Your Town Shirt To Work event in your workplace, please contact Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or e-mail josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk

As well as raising money, we would like you to send in your photos of the day so that we can feature them in the Evening Star.

Town fans will be asked to contribute £1 for wearing their shirts, and Norwich fans £2, but fans of other clubs can still take part and make their own £1 contribution.

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