Tragic Har­low’s legacy will help griev­ing par­ents

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

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.

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