Football fans support appeal
FOOTBALL fans from Germany have dug deep to help swell The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial appeal.Around 80 supporters from Dusseldorf and Hamburg made the trip to Ipswich on Saturday to take in Town's game with Leeds United.
FOOTBALL fans from Germany have dug deep to help swell The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial appeal.
Around 80 supporters from Dusseldorf and Hamburg made the trip to Ipswich on Saturday to take in Town's game with Leeds United.
The group, like many others around the world, have followed the shocking story of the Suffolk killings and so decided to hold a collection.
A final sum of £175 was raised, all of which has been added to the memorial fund.
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It is the second time the German supporters have come to Ipswich to watch the Blues and their visits are coordinated with the help of Eddie Clarke, who runs the independent Town website tractor-boys.co.uk
Mr Clarke said: “We met up before the game and the first thing they told me was that they had made a collection and they weren't sure where to pass the money.
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“They did it off their own backs on the coach before they even got to Ipswich.
“These fans are genuine football fans and appear to have in a way adopted Ipswich Town as a favourite English football team to come and watch.
“It's a fantastic gesture. It shows a lot of genuine feelings from people not just in the area, but from further afield as well.”
The Somebody's Daughter campaign has been launched to forever remember the victims of the red light district killings.
Several hundreds of pounds have already been pledged to the fund which has been launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council.
The proceeds will be used to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich.
Special posters have been created and are now available for readers and businesses to display in their windows.
To request one, contact Star reporter Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or e-mail email@example.com
Donations to the memorial fund can be made in a number ways:
Pay in person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall
Over the phone by calling 01473 433777
Send 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