Gig will be music to charity's ears

A MUSIC degree student has dedicated his final project to an appeal aimed at supporting vulnerable young people by staging a concert in aid of the charity.

A MUSIC degree student has dedicated his final project to an appeal aimed at supporting vulnerable young people by staging a concert in aid of the charity.

Three bands will play at The Milestone in Ipswich next month with all proceeds from the gig going directly to the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

The event, which will take place at the Woodbridge Road pub on Friday, March 27, has been organised by Jack Patching and, as well as raising a hefty sum for a good cause, will also act as his degree final assessment.

The 22-year-old, who studies at Colchester Institute, said: “Organising the gig is part of my course and I wanted a charity to benefit.

“Somebody's Daughter is a good cause so I was keen to support it.”

Jack, of Harkstead Lane, Woolverstone, has chosen popular acts As Ruins Fall and Eden Eclipsed to perform at the gig, along with his own band, The March of Men.

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Tickets, priced at �3, will be available on the door and the music will begin at 7.30pm.

The Somebody's Daughter appeal was launched by The Evening Star in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council in the wake of the killings of five women in Suffolk in late 2006.

The ultimate goal is to raise enough money to open a safe house where those embroiled in prostitution and drugs can seek support and guidance.

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.

Are you raising money for a worthy cause? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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