Somebody's Daughter fund boost

AN EXTRA boost has today been given to the Somebody's Daughter fund.The Evening Star has pledged another £500 to the appeal, taking the newspaper's total contribution to £1,000.

AN EXTRA boost has today been given to the Somebody's Daughter fund.

The Evening Star has pledged another £500 to the appeal, taking the newspaper's total contribution to £1,000.

Editor Nigel Pickover said The Star was determined to create a lasting legacy to Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

He said: “We must never forget the five young women who died, nor must we ignore the plight of many others forced to take to the streets and ply their desperate trade. That is why this appeal is so important.

“The message to the community of Suffolk is 'you hold the key to changing people's lives'.

“The proceeds from the Somebody's Daughter fund will go to helping vulnerable young people in Ipswich and we will be guided in how that cash is allocated by the victims' families, who are working closely with us.

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“We have reflected the significance of this appeal with a contribution of £1,000. Now we are asking you to throw your weight fully behind a very worthy cause.”

The fund, which is being run in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council, has already raised several thousand pounds.

Meanwhile, an appeal collection was due to be made before the 2pm matinee of Snow White at The Regent today .

Councillor Judy Terry, arts, culture and leisure portfolio-holder, said: “I am proud to support the Somebody's Daughter appeal and am pleased that the Regent Theatre can lend a hand.

“I hope panto customers will give generously.”

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