Restaurant supports appeal

A GENEROUS restaurateur has today pledged to give half of his weekly takings to the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund.

A GENEROUS restaurateur has today pledged to give half of his weekly takings to the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund.

Ahbab Hussain, owner of Taste of India, in St Andrew's Walk, Broadlands Way, Rushmere St Andrew made the kind-hearted gesture in the hope his contribution will help to ensure more young women do not walk in the footsteps of those who have been killed.

Mr Hussain said: “Youngsters nowadays are getting into bad habits and addictions.

“Part of the problem is that they don't always have the right support or they don't know where to find it.


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“The Somebody's Daughter appeal will help people in that position. Hopefully, they will be able to talk to someone with experience who can help them work through their problems.

“This is a very important fund which we are delighted to support.”

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The special week runs from Monday until the following Sunday.

Any starter, main, side dish, rice and naan can be bought for just £10. Half will then be forwarded to the appeal.

Already, several thousand pounds have been donated.

The money raised will be used to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich, with the families of the five women killed helping to allocate the cash.

Meanwhile, Ipswich's mayor today gave his official backing to Somebody's Daughter memorial fund.

Councillor Henry Davies said he was proud to support the appeal, which was launched in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council in the wake of the deaths of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

Mr Davies said: “The Mayoress and I are right behind the Somebody's Daughter campaign and we are pleased to see Ipswich people are showing their support.

“Ipswich is a caring town and I wish this campaign every success.”

Booking in advance at a Taste of India is essential. To book, call 01473 714800 or 711333, or e-mail ahbab@ahbab6.wanadoo.co.uk

Weblinks:

www.ipswich.gov.uk

www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter

WE want to hear what you are doing to raise cash for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

Perhaps your office or work place is holding collections, or maybe you are raising money through a sponsored event.

Whatever you are doing - or planning, please get in touch to tell us.

Special promotional posters can be obtained for free by calling Josh Warwick, the reporter coordinating the appeal, on 01473 324840. Alternatively, e-mail josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk

Donations to the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund can be made in a variety of ways:

On line by visiting www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter

In person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre based in the Town Hall

Over the phone by calling 01473 433777

By 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

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