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Pram death tragedy donations pass £20,000 mark

Published 23/04/2016

A woman - named locally as Lauren Heath - died in Reading after pushing her daughter's pram out of the path of an oncoming lorry
A woman - named locally as Lauren Heath - died in Reading after pushing her daughter's pram out of the path of an oncoming lorry

More than £20,000 has now been raised to help secure a baby girl's future after her mother was killed pushing her pram out of the path of an oncoming lorry.

The sum has been donated less than a fortnight after the mother, named locally as Lauren Heath, died pushing baby Millie's pram clear of the HGV.

Miss Heath's fiance and Millie's father Kenny Hensley thanked donors for their kindness, saying the proceeds will go into a trust fund for their daughter and for a "hero's" funeral for Miss Heath.

Writing on the gofundme site where donations have been pouring in, he said: "Thank you again everyone. Didn't think the world had so many kind people in it. x."

Miss Heath, who was in her 20s and described as a "doting mum", died at the scene in Basingstoke Road, Reading, Berkshire, but her daughter survived with just a minor injury.

Friends on Facebook hailed Miss Heath as a "hero" for sacrificing her life for her baby daughter as more than 1,700 donations poured in for Millie.

One donor wrote on the gofundme site: "Heart-breaking. I don't know you but I felt compelled to donate a small amount to help Millie's future. If nothing else, to let her know that people cared when she grows up."

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