Golfers swing into fundraising action

GOLFERS have hit a hole in one after getting involved in fundraising for those embroiled in prostitution and drug addiction.

GOLFERS have hit a hole in one after getting involved in fundraising for those embroiled in prostitution and drug addiction.

Participants at the mayor's annual golf day held a raffle after finishing on the greens and donated the proceeds to the Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund.

The raffle, which raised £500, was organised by Ian and Tracy Booth and Mark Wedgwood from Ipswich Borough Council.

Mr Booth said: “The players said what a great cause Somebody's Daughter was and everyone was more than happy to contribute.”


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A total of 18 teams, each made up of four players, took part in the golf day, which was staged at Ipswich Golf Club in Purdis Heath.

A team from GHB Roofing putted their way to first place.

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The Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund, a registered charity, was launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council in the wake of the killings of five women in Suffolk.

The bodies of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Annette Nicholls, 29, and Paula Clennell, 24, were found in remote rural locations last 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.

The goal is to raise enough money to open a refuge where those caught up in prostitution and drugs can seek support and guidance.

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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