Fun day in memory of tragic west Leeds mum and baby daughter

Amy Lancashire and her baby daughter Zahra
Amy Lancashire and her baby daughter Zahra
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FAMILY and friends of a 23-year-old mum from Armley who was killed in a road traffic incident two years after her baby daughter died are to hold a fundraising day in their memory.

Amy Lancashire, a former Wortley High School student, suffered fatal injuries when she was involved in collision with a car while she was crossing Kirkstall Road in Leeds last September 10.

Miss Lancashire’s family said her daughter Zahra died of sudden infant death syndrome at just 25-days-old in April 2012.

A family fun day will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday May 30 at West Leeds Sports and Social Club, Redshaw Road, Armley, to raise money for the Lullaby Trust, which supported and counselled Miss Lancashire following Zahra’s death.

As well as providing support to bereaved families, the trust backs research aimed at preventing sudden infant deaths.

Miss Lancashire’s sister Stephanie Farley, 22, said: “We are hoping to give as much back to the charity as we can to thank them for all the help they gave my sister.”

Miss Lancashire’s best friend and Zahra’s godmother Charlotte Ogden, 22, said: “The Lullaby Trust and the work they do is so valuable and this is why Amy’s family and friends would like to show their support.”

To donate, go to http://gogetfunding.com/amy-zahra-memorial-fund-in-support-of-lullaby-trust/

- A 27-year-old man has been charged with causing Miss Lancashire’s death by dangerous driving and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court in August.