Michelle Pearson, the mother of the Walkden angels, has presented staff at Wythenshawe burns unit with a cheque for £1000.

Michelle, who is still in hospital with 75 per cent burns, lost 15-year-old Demi, eight-year-old Brandon, seven-year-old Lacie, and three-year-old Lia in a blaze at their home on Jackson Street, Walkden, in December 2017.

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The money was raised through generous donations, the sales of various merchandise, and two charity days including the auction of a signed Manchester United football.

Writing on Facebook, Michelle’s mum Sandra Lever said: “We would just like to thank everybody for their generous donations. We have raised a huge rounded amount of £1000 for Wythenshawe burns unit.”

She continued: “We managed to do this from the charity day we held on December 9 and the 1st year memorial day on the December 11.

“We have been able to do this by selling DBLL merchandise such as bags, badges, pens, baubles etc. We would like to say a big thank you to our Pink Giraffes for everything they have done and still continue to do.

“We would like to thank our community for their continued support.

“From, myself, Michelle & her family xx”

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Mrs Lever said: “The charity day went so well, we had hampers and food, raffles and Father Christmas. We hope to have one every year.

“We will do something different this year. We will get Michelle involved, see what she wants to do for the 2nd year anniversary.”

Two lit petrol bombs were thrown into Michelle’s home on December 11, 2017, just two weeks before Christmas. One landed near the stairs, blocking the only exit to the ground floor and trapping the children and their mother upstairs.

Three people were jailed for their part in the killings.

Zak Bolland, 22,  was found guilty of four counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison.

David Worrall, 25, was found guilty of four counts of murder and four counts of grievous bodily harm, and will serve a minimum of 37 years in prison.

Courtney Brierley, 20, was found guilty of four counts of manslaughter, and will serve 21 years in prison.

Images: with permission from Sandra Lever

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