Lend your support to memorial auction

IPSWICH Town has led the way - now The Evening Star wants more donations for a bumper auction in aid of The Somebody's Daughter memorial fund. The club has donated a limited edition black shirt which has been signed by all of Jim Magilton's first team.

IPSWICH Town has led the way - now The Evening Star wants more donations for a bumper auction in aid of The Somebody's Daughter memorial fund.

The club has donated a limited edition black shirt which has been signed by all of Jim Magilton's first team.

The all black strip has been a hit with the club's fans who have flocked to get their hands on one of the few thousand made.

However, the signed shirt is unique - and is sure to attract plenty of attention when the bidding begins.


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It is hoped the shirt will be the first of a number of extra special donated items which will be up for auction at the charity event, held on February 8 following a bowling evening at Kingpin in Martlesham.

Today, a spokesman for Ipswich Town said the club was delighted to support the campaign.

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He said: “We're delighted to show our support for this important appeal to help those from our part of the town who are most vulnerable.”

Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “We are very grateful to Ipswich Town for leading the way and donating a fantastic lot.

“The signed black shirt is a must-have for Blues fans and I'm sure a healthy sum will be added to the memorial fund coffers.

“Now we are calling on other businesses and organisations and asking if they can donate prizes too.”

Mr Pickover also urged Suffolk-based companies to throw their weight behind the appeal by making donations.

The Somebody's Daughter memorial fund, run in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council, was created in the wake of the deaths of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

The money raised will be used to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich.

What are you doing to help? Contact Evening Star reporter Josh Warwick by e-mailing josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk or calling 01473 324840. Promotional posters are also available, free of charge.

To register a team for the bowling night at Kingpin on February 8, call 01473 611111.

Donations to the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund can be made in a variety of ways.

On line by visiting www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter

In person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall

Over the phone by calling 01473 433777

By 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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