Kindhearted readers help grieving parents whose baby was found dead in her cot

A devastated couple will be able to afford a car to their baby's funeral thanks to the goodwill of others.

Wednesday, 19th April 2017, 10:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:21 pm
Lorraine and George Barlow, whose daughter died aged just three months

Lorraine Barlow, 40, and husband George, 54, will say a final farewell to their three-month-old daughter Lucy on Thursday after she died suddenly in a flat off Gynn Square, Blackpool, on Monday, April 3.

Lorraine’s online fundraising page had raised £135 yesterday, with one £50 donation from Tim Leech.

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Lucy Barlow

He wrote: “Read about your sad loss on [The] Gazette online today. May God bless and care for baby Lucy in Heaven and for you, Lorraine and George – her loving parents – as well as family and friends. I feel for your loss. Peace, love and hugs.”

A police investigation into little Lucy’s death remains ongoing after a post-mortem examination failed to say what caused it.

Emergency services were called to Northmount Apartments when she was found in ‘cardiac arrest’ at noon.

Lucy Barlow