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Cash raised towards Stafford house fire victims at charity night

By Jordan Reynolds | Stafford | News | Published:

A fundraising event has raised £1,300 for the family of the four children who died in a house fire in Stafford.

Keegan, Tilly, Olly, and Riley, all died in the fire. Baby brother Jack survived

Riley Holt, aged eight, Keegan Unitt, six, Tilly Rose Unitt, four, and Olly Unitt, three, died in the fire in Sycamore Lane, Highfields, on February 5.

So far more than £30,000 has been raised for the family of the youngsters, which has been put in a trust.

The night of song, dance and comedy was held at the Gatehouse Theatre on Saturday and was organised by SSPA Events.

Acts came from all over the country to provide an evening full of variety.

GALLERY: Pictures from the event

Organiser Steve Glover said: "The evening was outstanding from start to finish. Each act was accomplished in their own right.

"I would like to thank so many people for attending including Stafford MP, Jeremy Lefroy.

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"I am thrilled with the amount of money raised and this will be a great help in the days, months and years to come."

Some money from the trust will be used to help pay for the funerals but the trustees as much of the costs were likely to be met by Stafford Borough Council and funeral directors, cash would be left over.

The remaining money will be left for two-year-old Jack, who survived the tragedy alongside his 24-year-old mother Natalie Unitt and her 28-year-old partner Chris Moulton, who jumped out of a first-floor window.

The investigation is still ongoing into the fire.

A woman, 24, and a man, 28, arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence, have been bailed.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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