The family of a young mum and her baby son, who both died in a car crash that stunned Accrington, have raised £5,000 for charity.
Jackie Bloomer, 30, and her 18-month-old son Jayden, were killed following a road incident on Water Street in February.
Following the tragedy, the Bloomer family requested donations to the NSPCC because of nursery nurse Jackie’s love for children.
Chris Bloomer handed over a cheque to the NSPCC on Monday at The Peel Park Hotel in Accrington in memory of his late wife and son Jackie and Jayden.
The local community has also helped with donations, including the local SPAR store and nursery where Jackie worked.
Nathalie Coverley, fundraising manager for the NSPCC, said: "I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Bloomer family for such a kind donation to the NSPCC. The money will enable us to continue to enhance the support we can offer to children and young people across the region. When a child needs help, ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline may be their only hope and we are determined that no cry for help goes unanswered."
In the February 9 crash pensioner Ernest Wray’s out of control Range Rover crashed into the mother and son as they walked to collect Jackie’s six-year-old son Declan from school.
Jayden and Mr Wray died that day. Jackie clung to life but unfortunately died days later in hospital with her husband Chris at her bedside.
It is thought Mr Wray fell ill at the wheel as his car careered off the road on Water Street.
At the end of that tragic week in February Jackie’s parents, Carol and Leonard Hinett, said: "She was a lovely daughter, wife and sister who brought light to a room whenever she walked in. We have lost our baby.
"As a family we feel that the reason we have lost Jackie is that Jayden needed to be with her, and not on his own."
Anyone who would like to support the NSPCC in memory of Jackie and Jayden can contact Natalie Coverley at the NSPCC on 07834 498353 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org