Kindness lives on with big donation
IPSWICH: Your Evening Star’s much-heralded Somebody’s Daughter charity received another major boost today, thanks to The East of England Co-op.
The crusade, which aims to help women trapped and vulnerable because of addiction to hard drugs, has received a cheque for �1,320 from the sales of special Somebody’s Daughter lapel badges.
The badges, which are still on sale for �1, had been placed at Co-op stores across Suffolk.
The money was presented to Evening Star Editor, Nigel Pickover, at a ceremony at Wherstead Park, the Co-op’s regional headquarters yesterday.
The money will go to The Star’s account at the Suffolk Foundation, where major grants have already been made available to help vulnerable women.
Somebody’s Daughter was launched by The Evening Star,in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council, in the wake of the killings of five street workers, who had an horrific lifestyle to pay for their drug habits.
The bodies of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell were found in remote rural locations in 2006.
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Nigel Pickover, editor of the Star said: “It’s fantastic that the community continues to come together in support of the Somebody’s Daughter appeal. The amount of money raised throughout the years reflects the generosity of the whole of Suffolk and we will continue to raise funds to support the appeal.”
One recent Somebody’s Daughter grant was for �20,000 to help with the construction of a refuge and rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of Ipswich.
Richard Samson, chief executive for the East of England Co-operative Society, said he was delighted to have raised such a substantial amount of money.
Donations can still be made online at www.eveningstar.co.uk and call Michelle Dorrell on 01473 324867 if you want to buy a lapel badge
n Donations can still be made online at www.evening star.co.uk
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