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Fundraising for Stafford fire family reaches £20,000 in a day

  • A Crowdfunding page has been set up by a parent whose child went to the same school.
  • Plans for a fundraising event are also underway
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More than £20,000 has been raised for the family of four children killed in a house fire in Stafford.

The fire broke out just before 3am on Tuesday morning at a house on the Highfields estate. The children's mum, her partner and a baby boy were able to escape.

Flowers and soft toys left by the scene Credit: ITV News Central

The Crowdfunding page was set up by Stephen Glover who says it is incredible how people have come together to show support.

It's such a tragic thing that has happened, I'm a father myself and I just can't imagine what it's like to lose a child. The community has really pulled together to support this family at such a horrible time.

– Stephen Glover, fundraiser

Stephen's daughter went to school with some of the children who lost their lives in the house fire and wanted to do his small bit to help

I was driving past with my daughter on the morning and thought how sad it was and hoped that everyone was safe and alive.

When I found out four children had been killed in the fire, my heart went out to the family, it's just heartbreaking.

– Stepehn Glover, fundraising
More tributes left to the four children who lost their life in the fire Credit: ITV News Central

The original target was just £5000, the target is now £25,000.

As well as the fundraising page, different clubs and companies in Stafford are raising money for the family.

This includes Stafford Rangers football club and Stafford Rugby club.

On Friday (8th February) schools in Stafford are having a non-uniform day to also raise money for the family.

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A Facebook page has been created where people are pledging offers of support and organising a fundraising day.

Meanwhile, David Lidington spoke on behalf of all Members of Parliament when he paid tribute to the victims of the fire.

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