Andrea and her sons, then 17 and 20, were asleep in the house when the incident took place at around 3.30am on November 10th 2005. Her husband, a long-distance lorry driver, was away with work.
She became trapped in her bedroom as the fire took hold and she could not be rescued despite desperate attempts by her children.
The boys were able to jump to safety from a first-floor window at the back of the property; one suffered burns as a result of trying to rescue their mother. Andrea sadly died at the scene.
Despite a thorough investigation by Essex Police, the case remains unresolved.
We are offering the reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Andrea’s death.