Tragic Harlow’s legacy will help grieving parents
THE heartbroken family of a little girl killed by a car which mounted a pavement are keeping her legacy alive – by helping other grieving parents.
Two-year-old Harlow Edwards was knocked down by a speeding driver just yards from her home in Coupar Angus last year.
But since that horrific day, Harlow’s parents have helped 10 other families cope with tragedy through a charity they set up in their daughter’s name.
Harlow’s Helping Hand helps parents shoulder the financial burden when children die unexpectedly.
And now Harlow’s mum Sara and dad Steven have opened a shop in Coupar Angus to help raise funds.
Sara, 37, said: “When we buried Harlow, we saw there were a lot of wee ones who didn’ t have proper headstones..
“We got such a lot of help and support but not everybody gets that. So we wanted to set something up that would be there when people needed it.
“There’s things that need paid straight away, such as flowers.”
Harlow’s Helping Hand can help parents with up to £500 towards the cost of their child’s funeral – and has so far assisted nine Scottish families as well as one from England.
Sara said launching the charity had helped the family with their grief.
Luke Pirie, 23, pled guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. He will be sentenced later this month.
■ Little Harlow Edwards.