Tribute to heroes

The wristband made in memory of the Smiths, who died in the house fire in Freckleton.

The wristband made in memory of the Smiths, who died in the house fire in Freckleton.

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A MAN who tragically lost four stepchildren in a house fire is aiming to honour the heroes who fought bravely to save their lives.

Paul Dosset says he doesn’t think “anything” will help him get over the deaths of Reece, Holly, Ella and Jordan Smith.

The two coffins of Reece, 19, four-year-old twin girls Holly and Emily and Jordan Smith, aged 2, arrive for their funeral at St John the Divine Church, Lytham, Lancashire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 16, 2012. See PA story FUNERAL Siblings. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

The two coffins of Reece, 19, four-year-old twin girls Holly and Emily and Jordan Smith, aged 2, arrive for their funeral at St John the Divine Church, Lytham, Lancashire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 16, 2012. See PA story FUNERAL Siblings. Photo credit should read: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

But now he hopes to preserve their memories by raising money for the firefighters who tackled the blaze in Freckleton on the night.

Mr Dosset, 39, of Chandlers Rest, Lytham, has produced 1,200 wristbands and says he is determined to try to make something positive from the tragedy on January 7..

Mr Dosset said: “It’s taken my mind off things but I don’t think anything will get us through it. We’re just plodding on day by day. On the night, the fire service were absolutely fantastic and did everything they could so I wanted to do anything I could to help them. ”

The siblings – Reece, 19, Holly and Ella, four, and Jordan, two – died from smoke inhalation after a fire started in a bedroom wardrobe at their mother Michelle Smith’s house in Lytham Road, Freckleton, during celebrations for Ms Smith’s 36th birthday.