Men get cheerleading for charity

MALE staff members from AXA will be getting out their pom poms to cheer on their women colleagues in a charity netball match today.The match between AXA's finance ladies and the corporate solutions will be taking place at 6pm at St Joseph's College, Ipswich, cheered on by 20 male members of the finance team.

MALE staff members from AXA will be getting out their pom poms to cheer on their women colleagues in a charity netball match today.

The match between AXA's finance ladies and the corporate solutions will be taking place at 6pm at St Joseph's College, Ipswich, cheered on by 20 male members of the finance team.

All of the men will be dressing up as cheerleaders for the match, which is being held to raise money for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

The ultimate aim of the charity, set up by The Evening Star and Ipswich Borough Council, is to establish a safe house and rehabilitation centre in the town for young women who have developed drug habits and who desperately want to find a way out.

It was set up after the tragic killings of Gemma Adams, Annette Nicholls, Anneli Alderton, Tania Nicol and Paula Clennell.

Members of the Finance Ladies netball team, including Sally Verney, Tracy Ward, Kelly Frost, Emma Westwell, Debbie Wills, Robyn Wright, Edwina Butterton and Sarah Frost, challenged the corporate solutions team, the current holders of the AXA Charity Cup, to a match.

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So far £1,500 has been raised in sponsorship for the match.

To donate more visit www.justgiving.com/axacharitycup

Are you raising money for the appeal? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk