A MUM and her children found dead in a suspected shooting will be remembered by relatives.

Kelly Fitzgibbons, 40, and her two daughters Ava, aged four, and Lexi, aged two, tragically died in Woodmancote, Sussex this year.

It is understood their father Robert Needham, 42, shot them dead before turning a gun on himself.

Kelly’s twin sister Emma Ambler has set up The Kelly Fitzgibbons Foundation to provide support and legal advice to families whose loved ones die in tragic circumstances.

She will host a sponsored walk at 11am on October 18, with groups of no more than six people setting out from Kelly’s memorial bench in Bosham, near Chichester.

Emma hopes to raise £5,000 and after the tragedy said: “It’s been the most horrific experience of mine and my family’s lives. I feel like I’ve been living in a nightmare or a police drama ever since.

“Kelly was a wonderful and special person. She was kind, caring, funny and always smiling with an amazing love for life.

“She was a dedicated and loving mother and adored Rob and her two beautiful children.

“She had many friends and was devoted to her friends and family.

“Kelly will be missed by so many people and has left a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.”

The Foundation will follow the models of charities such as the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, using tragic circumstances as catalysts for powerful, positive change in honour of those who died.

Emma added: “I really want to make Kelly proud and ensure her, Ava and Lexi’s memory lives on.”

Police were called to the £500,000 property on March 29 after the bodies were found and investigated a believed murder-suicide.

It is understood that the family Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bill was also shot dead.

An inquest was opened into the deaths in April by the West Sussex coroner.

The walk can be followed on social media by following the hashtag #WalkForKel.

To donate or find out more information visit: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/emma-ambler-5