Shoot and score for appeal

VIDEO Two Ipswich teams have pulled on their footy boots to help score for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

TWO Ipswich teams have pulled on their footy boots to help score for the Somebody's Daughter appeal.

The teams lined up yesterday from companies Call Connection and Axa Insurance.

The game was held at Ipswich Town Football Club's Portman Road training ground, and saw Call Connection running out winner by 4 goals to 0.

The exact amount collected for the Somebody's Daughter Memorial Fund has not yet been confirmed but it is hoped it will be at least £1,000.

The boost comes just days after a whooping donation of £10,000 from Call Connection was presented to the fund at Friday's Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball.

The cheque was presented by Graeme Kalbraier, the firm's managing director, who also played in yesterday's crunch match.

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Call Connection public relations officer Mark Adams, who doubled up as the team's captain, said: “During the time the murders happened nobody felt safe. The whole of Call Connection was affected and it was worrying for everyone so we wanted to do something for the cause.

“Everyone in the company was behind the team. Ipswich is a big football community and it meant more to everyone to play at Portman Road than just in a park.”

Both companies forked out the £500 hire for the ground and the football club provided the rest of the facilities for free.

Each player was charged £5 to take part with spectators paying an entry fee of £3.

N See www.eveningstar.co.uk for video footage of the game.

n What are you doing to help the appeal? Contact reporter Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or e-mail him at josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk

AS a legacy to the five women, and in a bid to prevent others from walking in their desperate footsteps, The Somebody's Daughter appeal was given a mandate of helping vulnerable young people in Ipswich.

The goal is to raise enough money to open a refuge where those embroiled in prostitution and drugs can seek support and guidance.

Already, generous individuals and businesses have donated thousands of pounds, while leading charity, the National Society for Children and Family Contact, has also backed the fund.

Among the trustees of the Somebody's Daughter appeal, a registered charity, are Ipswich Town chairman David Sheepshanks, borough council leader Liz Harsant and Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover.

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.

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