Major boost to appeal fund

A MEMORIAL fund created in the wake of the killings of five women in Suffolk has today received the backing of a key section of the county's business community.

A MEMORIAL fund created in the wake of the killings of five women in Suffolk has today received the backing of a key section of the county's business community.

The Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) has selected The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter appeal as its chosen charity for the year.

ISSBA stages a number of social and business events, including one of the largest trade fairs in Suffolk, where cash is raised for the organisation's nominated cause.

The first event supporting the appeal will be the Suffolk Business Exhibition on May 2 at Trinity Park Conference Centre when delegates will be asked to dig deep and make a donation.

The proceeds from ISSBA's programme will be added to the appeal total which will ultimately be used to fund a refuge for young people in Ipswich caught in the grip of vice and drug addiction.

The appeal, launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council, was created as a legacy to the five red-light killings victims - Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls.

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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.

Somebody's Daughter promotional posters and collecting buckets are available from reporter Josh Warwick by calling 01473 324840 or by e-mailing josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk

Tell us what you are doing to support the appeal? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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