New boost for appeal

MEMBERS of the public relations industry who learnt about how police and local authorities dealt with the influx of the world's media during the red light killings have boosted a fund aimed at supporting those embroiled in drugs and vice.

MEMBERS of the public relations industry who learnt about how police and local authorities dealt with the influx of the world's media during the red light killings have boosted a fund aimed at supporting those embroiled in drugs and vice.

The Suffolk branch of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) took part in the event which was staged at Suffolk County Council's Endeavour House HQ.

And afterwards, delegates made donations to The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund, which was launched to prevent more young women from walking in the desperate footsteps of the five who were killed during December.

In all, £120 was raised which will be added to the spiralling fund total.

Sue Wilcox, chairman of Suffolk CIPR said the organisation was delighted to support the cause.

The appeal, launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council, will ultimately be used to fund a refuge for young people in Ipswich embroiled in vice and drug addiction.

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The fund total currently stands at almost £20,000.

Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Paula Clennell and Annette Nicholls were killed and left in remote areas around Ipswich. All were caught in the grip of substance misuse.

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 receive free promotional posters and collecting buckets, call reporter Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or e-mail him at josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk

What are you doing to help? Call us on 01473 324840.

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