Help us beat the evils on our streets

YOU can make a difference.That was the message today as The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund continues to go from strength to strength.

YOU can make a difference.

That was the message today as The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund continues to go from strength to strength.

The fund was launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council in the wake of the killings of five women in Suffolk.

The bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell 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.

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The ultimate goal is to raise enough money to open a refuge 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, borough council leader Liz Harsant and Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover.

Mr Pickover said: “The community have pulled together in the wake of December's tragedies.

“But the fight to overcome the evils on our streets continues - and our appeal is at the heart of that fight.

“Please do all you can to support the Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund. Together, we can make a real difference.”

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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