Donations flood in for baby daughter of mother killed by lorry

Millie and Lauren Heath Image copyright Natasha Turner
Image caption Friends of Lauren Heath, right, set up an online fundraising page to get donations for the mother's funeral

A fundraising campaign for the baby of a woman who died in a lorry crash has raised more than £12,500 in 24 hours.

Lauren Heath, died on Wednesday when she was struck and killed by the lorry in Basingstoke Road in Reading.

She was pushing her daughter Millie - who sustained minor head injuries - in a pram at the time.

An online fundraising page, which will pay for funeral arrangements and a trust fund for Millie, raised the initial target of £500 within hours.

Natasha Turner, a friend of Ms Heath, in her 20s, began an online fundraising campaign on Thursday after hearing the news.

She said: "[The generosity is] pretty overwhelming, the target was set at £500 and that was reached within 30 minutes.

"I've had to increase the target five times in the last 24 hours."

Ms Turner added: "Lauren was a doting mum to Millie and showed how much she loved her by sacrificing herself for Millie's safety."

Image copyright Paul King / Home Counties Press Agency
Image caption Ms Heath was walking along Basingstoke Road when she was struck by a lorry on Wednesday afternoon

Related Topics

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites