You're all stars, says Terri

WHAT stars you are!Readers' gifts and donations for Ipswich fire survivor Terri Calvesbert have flooded in over the years, and today we are delighted to announce that the total is fast approaching HALF A MILLION pounds.

Tracey Sparling

WHAT stars you are!

Readers' gifts and donations for Ipswich fire survivor Terri Calvesbert have flooded in over the years, and today we are delighted to announce that the total is fast approaching HALF A MILLION pounds.

After the 1998 fire which engulfed Terri's home and left her with terrible burns, the Evening Star's original target of £5,000 was soon smashed. In what has become our most successful fundraising campaign ever, donations are still regularly received from local readers and others across the world who read about Terri on www.eveningstar.co.uk and see her on occasional TV documentaries.

These contributions have been invested by financial experts so the total grows year on year - and today the trust fund for Terri's future stands at £472,000.

Terri has penned a thank you letter, for everyone who has contributed, whether by organising a fundraising event, sending a cheque, sparing her a kind word in the street or simply caring.

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