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Brave little Millie-Rose Heaton laid to rest next to grandad and great-grandma

Plans for memorial park in Millie's name get underway

Millie Rose Heaton passed away surrounded by her family

Skelmersdale's bravest little fighter has been laid to rest - next to her grandad and great grandma.

Millie-Rose Heaton’s family and close friends gathered for a small service, during which Millie’s ashes were interred in the same plot as other members of her family.

Three-year-old  Millie passed away in July , after fighting childhood cancer neuroblastoma for over a year.

Diane Clark, Millie’s great auntie, said: “The service was really lovely, and a fitting way to say goodbye to Millie.

“It was very moving to see  so many people come out for her funeral , but it was nice to just have a small service for those closest to her.

“We’re holding up well as a family, but of course we have our ups and downs, you just have to take each day as it comes.”

Plans are now being made for a memorial garden to be created in  Skelmersdale , where people can go to reflect and remember Millie and other loved ones they have lost.

Diane said: “We’re progressing well with the memorial garden plans. We’re just working on getting a team together to plan it properly and liaise with the council.

“We just think it’ll be lovely to have somewhere that the people of Skelmersdale can go and be at peace and think about those that are no longer with them.

“Millie brought so much joy to our lives and touched the hearts of many people in Skelmersdale, so we really want to create something amazing in her legacy.”

Millie’s mum Lyndsay is still struggling to come to terms with her daughter’s loss, but is planning to take part in the Walking with Angels walk in memory of Millie and three other girls.

Lyndsay said: “I was hoping things would get easier with time, like it has done when I’ve lost people in the past.

“But I’m still struggling to come to terms with it. I’m already dreading Christmas without Millie. I’m just glad we had a good one last year.

“I will be doing a 23 mile walk on September 20 in memory of Millie.

“And I’d love it if people could get behind us and sponsor us.

“The link will be on my Facebook wall soon.”

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