Suffolk: New orchard to help heal victims’ scars

Suffolk: The first trees have been planted in an orchard at the Talitha Koum centre just outside Ipswich.

The centre, which is partially being funded by the Somebody’s Daughter charity which was set up in the aftermath of the Ipswich murders five years ago, is being created on a farm a few miles from the town.

It will include an orchard which should introduce an area of calm for the clients – and the first two trees were planted yesterday.

One was planted by Rt Rev Nigel Stock, Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, and the other on behalf of Somebody’s Daughter in memory of the five victims of Steve Wright.

More trees are due to be planted in the orchard over the weekend at a special planting event which will see apple, pear and plum trees go in.

Bishop Nigel, the patron of the charity, said: “I am delighted that Talitha Koum, which has won such widespread support within the local community, has now taken root.”

The support of Somebody’s Daughter, which raised tens of thousands of pounds from Evening Star readers, has donated �20,000 which has helped allow work to start on building the centre.

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