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Over £23k raised for Collingham fire tragedy family

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Over £23,000 was donated to a special fund for the family of the mother and children who died in a house fire in Collingham in December.

As previously reported, emergency services were called at around 7am on Saturday, December 15 to reports of a house fire on Woodhill Road in Collingham.

Justine Collison, 33, and daughter Isabella, 8, died at the scene, while her son Harvey, 5, was pulled out alive with her husband Gavin, 34. Harvey died the next day.

RAF engineer Gavin was sent home from hospital later in December, while Justine’s mum Diane Fletcher, 53, who lived with the family, managed to escape the blaze physically unharmed.

The family’s golden retriever dog also died in the fire.

Compassionate relatives, friends, and people were touched by the tragedy and donated a total of £23,066 to a special fund for the family, which was set up by Lisa Ball.

Nottinghamshire Police previously said the cause of the fire had not been established yet, which still appears to be the case.

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue said last month that staff from its Prevention Team, firefighters from stations across the county, as well as volunteers from various departments, spoke to over 2,000 people. It also carried out approximately 120 Safe and Well visits.