New boost for Somebody's Daughter

AN Ipswich pub is giving its regulars the opportunity to enjoy their favourite tipple in the name of a good cause on Sunday .The Grinning Rat, in St Helen's Street, is dedicating a day of fun-filled activities to The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund.

AN Ipswich pub is giving its regulars the opportunity to enjoy their favourite tipple in the name of a good cause on Sunday .

The Grinning Rat, in St Helen's Street, is dedicating a day of fun-filled activities to The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund.

The popular watering hole will host a car boot sale, a bouncy castle, barbecue and a raffle, before live music from Ian Wallis, The Haiden Grigor Band, The Back Porch Band, Skreworm, Hot Rod and DJ 'D' entertain drinkers.

Licensee Clare Coggrave said: “This is a big event and I'm sure there will be something for everyone, while at the same time we will be raising money for a good cause, too.”


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Organisers are appealing to businesses to provide raffle prizes. Those who can help should call the pub on 01473 400792.

Those wishing to secure a pitch at the car boot sale, which begins at 7am, can book their place by calling the same number.

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

The appeal is seeking to raise enough money to open a safe house where those embroiled in prostitution and drugs can seek support and guidance.

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.

Is enough done to support young women caught up in substance misuse and vice? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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