Thanks for taking the time to visit the Tracy Jones Memorial Fund on Just Giving.

This fund has been established with the kind agreement of Victim Support.  All the money raised for this fund will go directly to support Cailin Van Straaten and Zach Jones, the surviving children of Tracy Jones and help them to build the new lives they desperately need.

On Monday 19th September 2011, at 04:30hrs a fire was started in an address in Broadheath, Altrincham. The family were asleep inside the address. The family involved consisted of the mother Tracy Jones and her children Shaun 15yrs, Cailin 18yrs and Zach 4yrs, all of whom were asleep inside the property and were rescued from the address.

Tracy's ex-partner died at the scene.

Tragically, Shaun died as a result of his injuries two days later. 

Tracy was admitted to hospital with 83% burns, Cailin with 60% burns and Zach had 20% and all three were in a coma.

The house and everything inside was completely destroyed leaving the family with no belongings.

After a long fight to recover, Tracy finally lost her battle for life and she died on Friday 25th October 2011, leaving behind Cailin and Zach.

Cailin currently remains in hospital and is not expected to be released until mid 2012 such is the severity of her injuries. She undergoes daily treatment that is so painful that she sometimes needs to be sedated for pain management.

Zach has been released but he still returns to hospital 4 times a week to have his dressings changed as it is too painful for him to do at home. He has also had to move away from his friends and his school to live with his father in Oldham, who is now his full time carer.

Both Cailin and Zach have suffered tremendously in recent weeks, not just with the loss of their mother and brother, but with the horrendous injuries that they have suffered and continual painful rehabilitation that they are enduring.

This Trafford family has been ripped apart as a result of this tragic incident so in order for their lives to move forward, it is extremely important that everything is put back to normal as quickly as possible. We are attempting to do this by various fund raising events and donations from anybody who is willing to contribute.

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Raising money for

Victim Support

Victim Support

Charity Registration No. 298028

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Last year we offered support to more than 1 million victims of crime and helped more than 198,000 people as they gave evidence at criminal trials through our Witness Service.

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Donation by Harry Faragher on 27/01/12


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May God bless you with all u need. Search for strength and comfort from your older brother Jesus Christ. I promise you will find peace there. Love

Donation by Alex Chester on 23/01/12

Donation by Sumair Mukadam on 20/01/12


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Best Wishes x

Donation by Stu Grice on 19/01/12


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Xmas Charity Collection donated by 8 members of staff from Cobra UK & Ireland Insurance.Hoping that 2012 brings you lots of good health and happiness.

Donation by Brenda Killoran on 17/01/12


May all your future dreams come true Best Wishes

Donation by Stephen Moore on 16/01/12


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Donation by Anon on 15/01/12


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Donated from The 33, wishing you good health, wealth & happiness for the future.

Donation by Robert Kirkwood on 10/01/12


Donation by Alan Jackson on 09/01/12


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Best of luck in the future. Be the best you can be and try and touch someone's world every day.

Donation by Graham Snee on 08/01/12


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Donation by Anonymous on 08/01/12


A small token to express my sorrow for what happened to you. Be courageous and may God bless you.

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Donation by liam gavin on 08/01/12


I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest sympathy. This is the least i can do from overseas. I wish you two the very best in the future.

Donation by Timo Bosch on 08/01/12

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Donation by Ali Shour on 07/01/12

be strong my little friend.

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Donation by Dmitry Leonov on 07/01/12


From a fellow ManUtd fan, sorry for your loss and pain. May the Lord protect you.

Donation by Anonymous from Ghana on 07/01/12

Donation by Anonymous on 07/01/12


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welsh red xxx

Donation by james terence jones on 07/01/12


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Good luck & best wishes from Canada!

Donation by Neil M. on 07/01/12


God Bless You xx

Donation by MSM on 07/01/12

From across the pond in California, I wish you all the best. This story broke my heart. <3

Donation by Shoo on 07/01/12


Sorry for your loss. All the best for the future and loads of love x

Donation by Jansher Khan on 07/01/12


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Donation summary

  • * Online donations£3,408.42
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£60.00
  • Total raised£3,468.42
  • Gift Aid£490.00

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