Heartbroken Ashley Cain shares baby daughter Azaylia’s funeral details

The parents of heroic tiny cancer fighter Azaylia Cain said they would be 'touched' if people lined the streets for their daughter's final journey.

Little Azaylia passed away on April 25 following a brave battle with acute myeloid leukaemia.

The tot was only eight months old when she passed away and there was an outpouring of grief after the devastating news was announced last month.

Ex on the Beach star Ashley has now released details about his daughter's funeral.

Fans have vowed to put on a show of support and the parents say they would be 'honoured' if they turned out in numbers.

Police have given the green light for people to line the route as long as social distancing precautions are taken.

Ashley said: "We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, words of sympathy and patience over the last few weeks, while we come to terms with the loss of Azaylia.

"We have been incredibly moved by the support we have received far and wide and all the beautiful gesture of kindness will live in hearts forever.

"We have been in correspondence with Warwickshire Police, to understand how we can give people who would like to pay their respects, the chance to do so.

"Due to current restrictions the family will be attending a private service of celebration of Azaylia’s life, but prior to the Azaylia’s service we will be giving Azaylia her last journey through Nuneaton town. The route the cortege will be taking is along:

"Croft Road – CV10 7DP (small car park by Tesco’s if required). Into Queens Road – CV11 5LD

"Roanne Ring Way – (Parking in Town Centre, Abbey Street CV11 5NE). Right into Coton Road (Parking in Riversley Park CV11 5TY)

"And left into Avenue Road (parking at Pingles Leisure CV11 4TX)

"We would be touched and honored to see as many of those that wish, pay their respects to Azaylia by lining the streets somewhere along the route the cortege will proceed through.

"We respectfully ask all attending Azaylia’s final journey to adhere to the current Covid legislation, to maintain social distancing and to keep within your family bubbles, this will ensure everyone is safe and following the rules that are set out."

Though the heartbroken dad admitted the day would be challenging, he vowed to pay tribute to his daughter's memory by creating a day of "remembrance".

He went on: "As truly difficult as the day will be, we are going to give it our all to keep Azaylia’s day an uplifting day of remembrance for her life and encourage anyone attending to show their love by clapping and making joyous noise of celebration as the cortege goes by!

"We would love to make her final journey a special one as she watches from heaven. LETS GO CHAMP!

"Funeral to take place on Friday 21st May 2021. The cortège will be leaving Croft road at approximately 10.00am, making it’s way through the designated route and ending in Avenue Road (by the Pingles) at approximately 10.45am.

"We request that you stand somewhere suitable at some point during this route."

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