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Readers show support for tragic family

Readers of the Cornish Guardian have been showing their support for three small children who were left motherless after fire ripped through their home a week before Christmas.

The newspaper launched the Lorraine Appeal – in memory of mum Lorraine Matthews – within hours of the tragedy.

So far a total of £2,200 has been raised for the children, some of which will be spent on a family holiday to Butlin’s Holiday Camp at Minehead, which their mother had already been planning.

Lorraine’s elder daughter, Berlynza, will also receive some of the money to help her care for her three siblings whom she has vowed to take care of.

The trustees of the appeal, Mayor John Chapman and Cornish Guardian chief reporter Ian Shepherd will determine how the rest of the money is spent.

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