A CHEQUE for £200 was brought into the Mercury office over Christmas to help two teenagers whose parents and younger sister died in a tragic incident.
A further £25 was donated towards the Day Trust Fund, taking the total to more than £5,000.
The fund was launched by our sister title the Melton Times to help 15-year-old Kimberley Day and her brother Adam, 13, with their education, aid their recovery and help them into adult life.
They both suffered stab wounds in an incident at their home in Robin Crescent, Melton on December 8, when their father Toby, mother Samantha and sister Genevieve, six, died. Toby, a former Oakham policeman, stabbed his children and wife before turning the knife on himself.
Kimberley and Adam, who are both pupils at Catmose College in Oakham, suffered stab wounds but have been released from hospital and spent Christmas with relatives.
They will be interviewed in the new year but police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
Leicestershire Police Federation has also launched a fund for Kimberley and Adam.
Chairman of the federation Ivan Stafford said: “Police officers and staff have been shocked and saddened by these deaths and everyone’s thoughts are with Adam and Kimberley who have been orphaned in such shocking circumstances.”
To donate to the Day Trust Fund, visit the Melton Mowbray Building Society, which has a branch in High Street, Oakham. The account number is NIC3354993DAY.
You can also make a donation at your own back quoting sort code 40-32-14, account number 10572780 and the trust fund number above.
Cheques made payable to “Day Trust Fund Kimberley and Adam” can also be taken to our office in Sheep Market, Stamford, PE9 2QZ.