Support for appeal goes on

COLLECTING tins will be rattling in Ipswich town centre on Saturday when shoppers will be asked to dig deep to support a very worthy cause.

COLLECTING tins will be rattling in Ipswich town centre on Saturday when shoppers will be asked to dig deep to support a very worthy cause.

The Somebody's Daughter fundraising drive, which was launched in the wake of the killings of five women in Suffolk, moves to the Cornhill between noon and 4pm.

Volunteers will be based outside the Lloyds TSB near to Lloyds Avenue.

It is hoped supporters of both Colchester United and Ipswich, who meet at Portman Road on Saturday, will also give generously.

Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “We hope visitors to the town centre will take a moment to spare some change.

“No matter how small the donation, every penny counts.”

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Meanwhile, Tesco at Copdock has backed the appeal after offering The Star the opportunity to leave collecting buckets in the store.

The buckets will be located at the customer service desk, in the petrol station and at the store's tobacconists, and will remain there for more than a fortnight.

Mandy Lloyd, from Tesco, said the store was delighted to offer its support.

The fund, which is being run by The Evening Star in conjunction with Ipswich Borough Council, was created following the deaths of Gemma Adams, Tania Nicol, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell.

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

Donations to the Somebody's Daughter memorial fund can be made in a variety of ways.

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

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

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