Pledges come in for Somebody's Daughter

HUNDREDS of pounds' worth of pledges are already today coming into The Evening Star's offices as our Somebody's Daughter memorial fund to create a lasting legacy to the red light murder victims gathers pace.

HUNDREDS of pounds' worth of pledges are already today coming into The Evening Star's offices as our Somebody's Daughter memorial fund to create a lasting legacy to the red light murder victims gathers pace.

In the wake of the horrifying killings which have sickened Suffolk and the watching world, The Star - backed by Ipswich Borough Council - wants your help in raising money for this worthy cause.

The families who have had loved ones cruelly taken from them will eventually choose where the money goes, with drug rehabilitation groups and prostitution support organisations the likely recipients.

Working with community leaders, churches, schools and drug outreach teams, our aim is to ensure more girls do not walk in the tragic footsteps of women such as Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol and Anneli Alderton.

Already, businesses and kind-hearted individuals have come forward to offer their financial support.

Within minutes of our appeal being launched online, we received numerous calls and e-mails with promises of cash.

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And the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP) is also supporting our appeal.

Sarah Walker, from the ECP described Somebody's Daughter as a “great campaign” and vowed to work with The Star.

Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover urged readers to throw their weight behind the cause.

He said: “This tragedy has devastated five families and countless friends.

“A monster has robbed five young women of their lives. We want to ensure their memory is never, ever forgotten.

“Please do all you can to help.”

A huge £300,000 reward to help catch and convict the killer has also been put up by The News of the World, The Evening Star and Ipswich businessman Graeme Kalbraier.

n.Cheques for the appeal should be made payable to Mayor's Charity Fund (Somebody's Daughter) and should be sent to Somebody's Daughter Appeal, Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE.

Contact Star reporter Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or by e-mail at josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk to request posters advertising the memorial fund appeal or to tell us of any fundraising events being carried out in aid of the appeal.

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