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

Lorraine and George Barlow, whose daughter died aged just three months
Lorraine and George Barlow, whose daughter died aged just three months

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

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.

Lucy Barlow

Lucy Barlow

The pair, who are jobless and live on £100-a-week, appealed for help in raising £120 for a funeral car, plus extra to give the infant the ‘send off she deserves’.

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

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.