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Council pay tribute to Azaylia Cain

Published on Thursday, 20th May 2021

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will pay tribute to Azaylia Cain in light of the brave little girl’s funeral ceremony, this week.

Azaylia passed away on April 25 following a battle with acute myeloid leukaemia, aged only eight months. Azaylia’s fight captured the hearts of people across the world, and Friday 21 May will see Azaylia’s funeral procession pass through the family’s hometown of Nuneaton.

The cortège will be leaving Croft road at approximately 10.00am, making its way through the designated route and ending in Avenue Road (by the Pingles) at approximately 10.45am. The route the cortège will be taking is:

Croft Road - CV10 7DP (small car park by Tesco’s if required)

Into Queens Road - CV11 5LD

Roanne Ring Way - (Parking in Town Centre, Abbey Street CV11 5NE)

Right into Coton Road (Parking in Riversley Park CV11 5TY)

Left into Avenue Road (parking at Pingles Leisure CV11 4TX)

Revealing details of the funeral on Instagram, Azaylia’s father, Ashley Cain wrote:

"Due to current restrictions the family will be attending a private service of celebration of Azaylia’s life, but prior to the Azaylia’s service we will be giving Azaylia her last journey through Nuneaton town.

“We would be touched and honoured to see as many of those that wish, pay their respects to Azaylia by lining the streets somewhere along the route the cortége will proceed through.

“We respectfully ask all attending Azaylia's final journey to adhere to the current Covid legislation, to maintain social distancing and to keep within your family bubbles, this will ensure everyone is safe and following the rules that are set out.

“As truly difficult as the day will be, we are going to give it our all to keep Azaylia's day an uplifting day of remembrance for her life and encourage anyone attending to show their love by clapping and making joyous noise of celebration as the cortege goes by!

“We would love to make her final journey a special one as she watches from heaven. LETS GO CHAMP!”

 As a mark of respect, the Council will once again illuminate the Town Hall in orange light on Thursday and Friday evening to pay tribute to Azaylia and raise awareness for child cancer.

Cllr Kristofer Wilson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

“Azaylia put up a brave fight and our thoughts and prayers are with Azaylia’s family. I’m proud that the Town Hall will be lit up to honour Azaylia’s story and highlight such a valuable cause.

“We support those wishing to attend to pay their respects during Azaylia’s final journey and ask that people follow the advice stated and follow the Covid rules to ensure everyone’s safety.”