Tributes flood in with donations
AS GENEROUS Evening Star readers continue to dig deep to back the Somebody's Daughter fund, messages of support have also flooded in. Several thousand pounds have already been raised by individuals, groups and businesses, as the strength of feeling among the beleaguered community shines through.
AS GENEROUS Evening Star readers continue to dig deep to back the Somebody's Daughter fund, messages of support have also flooded in.
Several thousand pounds have already been raised by individuals, groups and businesses, as the strength of feeling among the beleaguered community shines through.
Cash has also come in from outside the county and from outside the country, thanks to the worldwide attention caused by the killings of Gemma Adams, 25, Tania Nicol, 19, Anneli Alderton, 24, Paula Clennell, 24, and Annette Nicholls, 29.
And those who have donated online at www.eveningstar.co.uk/daughter have left messages outlining why they are supporting the cause.
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Iris Barrell said: “I was lucky to be brought up in the Ipswich area long before the drug pushers were on the scene.
“We must do all we can to rid our young people of this menace in their midst.”
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Sunil and Manasa Sabat asked for their donation to go to the education of the victim's children and to help prostitutes in Ipswich get out of the red light district and into a “better life”.
Another donator, Andy, added: “I would like to express that the events of the last few weeks have made me very sad.
“Gemma, Tania, Anneli, Paula and Annette have done nothing to deserve this. I hope these women rest in peace.
“I am thinking of the families who have been left behind and my thoughts are with you all.”
Jane Kirk said: “The tragedy in Ipswich, my home town, has simply stunned me.
“It has exposed so many layers of social problems that many of us are blissfully ignorant of.
“The girls, somebody's daughters, did not deserve their fate. Neither did the people of Ipswich deserve this period of terror and the publicity that came with it.
“If nothing else, let all this open our eyes to the problems that exist for young people and through your good cause may it provide a glimmer of hope at the end of this, the most horrible of tunnels.”
Tella Marsh said: “Rest in peace girls, may god look after you all.
“You will all be missed by people who love you all so much by family and friends.”