Shoppers boost appeal

SHOPPERS have boosted an appeal launched to help young people break free from vice and drug addiction.Somebody's Daughter memorial fund collection buckets, which were left in the Tesco supermarket in Copdock, were filled with £226.

SHOPPERS have boosted an appeal launched to help young people break free from vice and drug addiction.

Somebody's Daughter memorial fund collection buckets, which were left in the Tesco supermarket in Copdock, were filled with £226.38.

The cash will be added to the spiralling fund total which is getting ever closer to the £20,000 mark.

Mandy Lloyd, from Tesco, said the store was delighted to offer its support to such a worthy cause.

The Somebody's Daughter appeal was launched by The Evening Star and Ipswich Borough Council at the end of December following the deaths of five women who worked as prostitutes to feed their drug habits.

The bodies of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29, were discovered in remote locations on the outskirts of Ipswich between December 2 and 12.

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The outline proposal for Somebody's Daughter is to fund a refuge centre for young sex workers and drug addicts in Ipswich in a bid to prevent more people from walking in the same footsteps as those who were killed.

Donations to the memorial fund can be made in a variety of ways. Payments can be made online by visiting www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter, in person at Ipswich Borough Council's customer service centre in the Town Hall, over the phone by calling 01473 433777 or 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.

Promotional posters and collection buckets are available by calling reporter Josh Warwick on 01473 324840 or by e-mailing josh.warwick@eveningstar.co.uk.

Do you think more can be done to help young drug users and sex workers? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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