Family of mum whose four kids died in petrol bomb arson blaze to hold Christmas vigil as she remains ill in hospital one year on

Relatives and well-wishers will host a memorial for the youngsters next week on the anniversary of the devastating fire.

But their mum Michelle Pearson – who was also too poorly to attend their funeral in September – is still gravely ill in hospital.

The family will hold a vigil outside the house in Walkden, Greater Manchester, on Tuesday.

The children’s gran Sandra Lever said on Facebook: “The Pearson/Lever family have invited the community to come and join us on Tuesday 11th December at 6:30pm to light up Jackson Street.

“Everybody is welcome to join, to celebrate and remember our 4 angels one year on. If you would like to bring a candle so we can light up the street you would be more than welcome.

“There will be a Christmas tree where people can write personal messages and there will be a slideshow featuring the children. Hope to see everyone there, please share.”

Brave Michelle defied to the odds to survive as medics did not think she would live when she taken into hospital with devastating burns.

She was kept in an induced coma and only found out in April the appalling news that her children had perished.

Demi Pearson, 14, Brandon, eight, Lacie, seven, and Lia, three, all died following the devastating blaze.

Zak Bolland, 23, admitted launching the fatal attack after being involved in a petty feud with the victims' 17-year-old brother Kyle Pearson, who escaped from the house with a friend, Bobby Harris.

David Worrall, 25, was accused of removing a fence panel from the garden of Michelle's home and smashing a kitchen window before two lit petrol bombs were tossed inside at around 5am.

He was also convicted of the murders by jurors at Manchester Crown Court.

Bolland's girlfriend Courtney Brierley, 20, was found guilty of four counts of manslaughter.

Bolland was given a minimum of 40 years and Worrall was handed a minimum of 37 years. Brierley will serve at least 21 years.

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