Striking night for appeal

A STRIKING night of fundraising has seen more than £1,000 added to a fund launched to tackle prostitution and drug addiction.Friendly competition, a great atmosphere and the serious business of gathering cash were the perfect ingredients for last night's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund bowling event, staged at Kingpin in Martlesham.

A STRIKING night of fundraising has seen more than £1,000 added to a fund launched to tackle prostitution and drug addiction.

Friendly competition, a great atmosphere and the serious business of gathering cash were the perfect ingredients for last night's Somebody's Daughter memorial fund bowling event, staged at Kingpin in Martlesham.

More than 100 people turned out for the night as bowlers from Ipswich Borough Council took the winner's gong with a team score of more than 700 points.

But the real winner was The Evening Star's Somebody's Daughter appeal, which has received a significant cash boost.

Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “What a tremendous evening when a fantastic amount of money has been raised for such an important cause.

“Our sincere thanks go to everyone who has supported the cause tonight and since we launched Somebody's Daughter more than two months ago.

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“This is another stepping stone on the way to realising a dream of opening a refuge for vulnerable young people embroiled in drugs and vice.”

Kingpin generously allowed bowlers to use the lanes for free.

Rupert Marlowe, Kingpin operations manager, said: “It's been a very impressive night.

“To get more than 100 people turning out for a charity event is a big success.

“Everything that has happened has really touched Ipswich and the whole of the UK.

“We are proud to support The Evening Star in its aims.”

Winner's Podium

1 - Ipswich Borough Council

2 - Holbrook Swan

3 - Salvation Army

Let us know about your fundraising events for the appeal by calling The Evening Star news desk on 01473 324788.

THE Evening Star is doing its bit to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich through it's Somebody's Daughter appeal.

It was launched to remember the victims of the red light district killings and thousands of pounds have already been pledged to the fund, running in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council.

The proceeds will be used to help vulnerable young people in Ipswich.

Outline plans are underway to build a refuge in the town to try to break the cycle of drugs and prostitution.

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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