A T-SHIRT campaign has been put together to help pay the funeral costs of the siblings killed in a Salford house fire last month.
Demi Pearson, 15, her brother Brandon, eight, and sisters Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, died following the blaze on Jackson Street, Walkden. Their mother Michelle is still in a coma in hospital, unaware of the loss of her children.
Friends of the family have rallied round to raise money and the initiative is to sell charity t-shirts featuring pictures of the four children and the slogan ‘Walkden Little Angels’.
The shirts were designed by family friend Claire Thomasson, and have been produced free of charge by a personalised clothing business Clothes2order.com, where Claire’s sister Kelly works.
Claire said: “I designed the image as a tribute and posted it on my Facebook page. Other people saw it and made it their own profile picture, then we printed a few t-shirts for a fund-raising midnight walk last month.”
All of the proceeds from the first 100 shirts sold, excluding VAT and delivery costs, will go to the Pearson family. After that, all profits on sales will be donated.
Sam Jones, managing director of Clothes2order.com, said: “We launched charityshirts.co.uk in response to the bombing at the Manchester Arena and raised over £10,000 for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund through t-shirt sales.”
The Charity wants to help raise as much as money for the family as possible.
Claire added: “No-one can understand what the family is going through and we cannot take away the pain they feel, but we can show our support by wearing the t-shirt.”
The Little Angels t-shirt costs £9.99 and is available in sizes from small to XXXL. To support the t-shirt campaign, visit Charity Shirts.
Here’s what Quays knows so far about the Walkden fire.