Mother who lost four children in arson attack on family home presents a £1,000 cheque to hospital team that saved her life after she suffered horrific burns
- Michelle Pearson, 37, placed in induced coma after blaze in Greater Manchester
- Four children – Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three – were killed
- Presented check for money to staff at the burns unit at Wythenshawe Hospital
A mother who lost four children in a devastating arson attack on their family home has presented a £1,000 cheque to the hospital team that helped save her own life.
Michelle Pearson, 37, was placed in an induced coma after suffering horrific burns in the blaze in Walkden, Greater Manchester, on December 11, 2017.
Her four youngest children – Demi, 15, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven and three-year-old Lia – were all killed.
Michelle Pearson (centre) is seen presenting a cheque to staff at the burns unit in Wythenshawe Hospital, south Manchester, in this recent photo
The money was raised by family and friends following several fundraising events, including the one year anniversary of the tragedy.
Miss Pearson presented the cheque to doctors and nurses on the burns unit at Wythenshawe Hospital, south Manchester.
Her mother, Sandra Lever, who took the photo, said: ‘We would just like to thank everybody for their generous donations.
‘We have raised a huge rounded amount of £1,000 for Wythenshawe burns unit.
‘We managed to do this from the charity day we held on the 9th of December and the first year memorial Day on the 11th of December.
‘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.’
Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, (pictured together in an undated photo) died after the fire in Walkden
Demi Pearson, 15, also died in the house fire in Walkden on December 11, 2017. Seen in an undated photo
In December, Miss Pearson recorded a video from her hospital bed which was played to supporters who gathered on Jackson Street to remember the youngsters on the one-year anniversary of the attack.
She thanked the firefighters who battled to save her children, as well as members of the community for the incredible support the family had received over the past 12 months.
In May 2018, Zak Bolland was found guilty of murdering the four children and of the attempted murders of others inside the house.
David Worrall was found guilty of the four murders of the children and of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent against the three survivors. He was cleared of attempting to murder them.
Courtney Brierley, Bolland’s then partner, was found not guilty of the murders, but was found guilty of the manslaughter in each case.
She was cleared of three counts of attempted murder.
Forensics officers at the scene of the house fire in Walkden on March 9 last year
The check for £1,000, which was raised by family and friends of Ms Pearson