A COMMUNITY worker who died in a horrific fire at her home, along with her four daughters, is to be honoured twice with a remembrance plaque and a trust which has been set up in her name.
Caneze Riaz, 39, and her children Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 13, Alicia 10, and three-year-old Hannah were killed when husband Mohammed Riaz set fire to the family home in Tremellen Street, Accrington, in November.
Mohammed suffered severe burns and later died in hospital.
Bosses at the Scaitcliffe Community Centre, Accrington, where Caneze was a project worker, say the plaque will honour her hard work, dedication and contribution to the community, and it will be put in place in the near future.
Mohammed Yaseen, vice-chairman of the centre, which is in Hannah Street, said: "The plaque is to go up because of her hard work and dedication to the centre.
'Caneze was very well known and her death was a real loss to us."
Barry Khanan, 38, Caneze's brother, said he and Caneze's mother June were very happy and proud that there would be a permanent memorial to her at the centre.
He said: 'I think it is nice for her to be remembered in this way.
'We are proud and chuffed about it because it is a tribute to her.'
Meanwhile, friends of Caneze have set up Trust in Remembrance of Caneze Riaz, which will raise funds for the children's wing of the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
The charity is close to the heart of the Riaz family as Caneze's son Adam, 17, who died of leukaemia just days after the funeral of his mum and sisters, received treatment there.
Organiser Jemshad Ahmed said: "The aim is to keep alive the memory of Caneze and her five children whose lives were so tragically taken away and left the nation shocked and devastated by the scale of this disaster.
"As a fitting tribute, the trust aims to annually raise funds towards a designated charity close to the heart of the family, that being the children's wing at Christie's in Manchester where her son Adam spent the last few months of his young life."
A fund-raising event has been planned for Friday 18 May, called Aik Shaam Caneze Kay Naam, which means An Evening in Caneze's Name, with the aim of raising £20,000.
Organisers are appealing to corporate, business and other agencies to sponsor or buy a table.
For more information contact Parvindar Sohal on 07967 742 906, Naushad Surve on 07835 673 923 or Jemshad Ahmed on 07773 427 771.