Liz backs special shirt day

WEAR your Ipswich Town shirt to work and support a worthy cause. That was the call from borough council leader Liz Harsant today, who is urging workers to abandon their usual office attire and don their favourite footy strip.

WEAR your Ipswich Town shirt to work and support a worthy cause.

That was the call from borough council leader Liz Harsant today, who is urging workers to abandon their usual office attire and don their favourite footy strip.

The special day, which is taking place on Friday, will raise funds for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

And it will also give Blues fans - and even Norwich followers - a chance to support their team on the eve of the East Anglian derby.


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Mrs Harsant, a trustee of the Somebody's Daughter appeal, said: “I think this is a wonderful idea.

“It's a fun event which workers can enjoy.

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“The day will be some light relief and I hope everyone will join in and wear their football shirts in aid of a really important cause.”

Employees are being asked to donate £1 for the privilege of wearing their football shirt to work.

But those brave enough to don the yellow and green of Norwich City will have to fork out £2.

Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks and the town's MP Chris Mole have already promised to kit themselves out in blue on Friday - just two days before Portman Road hosts the derby battle.

Somebody's Daughter was launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council following the deaths of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

The registered charity aims to support vulnerable young people, affected by vice and drug addiction.

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.

To register your interest in taking part in Wear Your Shirt to Work Day, call the Evening Star on 01473 324840 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

Alternatively, click on the link on the Star's website - www.eveningstar.co.uk - to download a poster promoting the day which can be stuck up in your workplace.

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