Fundraiser launched to help dad pay for loved ones' funeral costs after Dinnington care assistant and three children are found dead

A fundraising appeal has been launched for the father of two young children who were tragically killed.

Monday, 20th September 2021, 7:52 pm

Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed last night that four bodies were found in a house in Chandos Crescent, Killamarsh, early on Sunday morning.

Chief Constable Rachel Swann tdoay identified the victims as Terri Harris, who was a care assistant in Dinnington; her two children, 11-year-old daughter Lacey Bennett and 13-year-old son John Paul Bennett; and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, also 11, from Sheffield.

A fundraiser has now been set up in their memory, with almost £4,000 raised in just a few hours.

Fundraiser launched to help Jason Bennett at this devastating time.

The fundraiser was set up by Cassie Perry, believed to be a friend to the siblings' father, Jason Bennett.

Cassie wrote: "I'm starting a fundraiser to help Jason Bennett at this devastating time.

"For those who may not have heard this tragic news, Jason's two little angels, Lacey and John, and their mother, Terri and friend were all taken from him yesterday.

"The alleged person responsible is currently being held.

"Can we all pull together to ensure Jason is overwhelmed with support and love at this hugely difficult time?

"If for any reason you are not able to donate, please please please show your support in other ways by sharing this fundraiser so we can gain as much support as possible.

"Any additional funds above the cost of their funerals will be given to his family and his friends family also.”

Jason visited the crime scene earlier today, where he was consoled and hugged after breaking down in tears close to the spot where floral tributes have been left.

To donate, please visit here.