Huge Edinburgh crowd gathers to support reality star Ashley Cain after losing baby to cancer

By Sian Traynor

A huge crowd gathered in Holyrood Park on Friday night to support former footballer and reality star Ashely Cain after he tragically lost his baby daughter to cancer.

The 30-year-old arrived in Edinburgh at around 10pm as he completed the latest leg of his charity cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats to launch their knew charity.

Both Ashley and his partner Safiyya Vorajee have launched 'The Azaylia Foundation' after their daughter, Azalyia was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia, when she was just weeks-old.

The couple had raised over £1.6 million on Go Fund Me in less than 24 hours for her to receive specialised cancer treatment in Singapore, however sadly her condition worsened and did not allow her to make the trip.

Just a few months after Azaylia's passing in April, both Ashley and Saffiya have launched a new charity to help other children with cancer, and were greeted with a huge Edinburgh crowd last night.

Locals had gathered with orange balloons as well as signs reading 'Let's Go Champ', the phrase used by the couple when their baby was undergoing treatment.

Speaking about their arrival, Ashley took to social media on Saturday morning to share his gratitude.

He said: "10 days and 762 miles and we have reached SCOTLAND

"This is a journey that I wouldn’t have considered in a car, never mind a push bike. But it feels amazing that I have taken my daughter from the bottom of the south coast of England, both visited places we would’ve never seen before for the first time, to breaching the Scottish boarders to the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

"We have raised so much awareness already for childhood cancer, we have raised life saving funds, but this journey is not over until we have reached the highest point of the Scottish border.

"Thank you for all of your support, please continue and keep my beautiful daughter in your hearts."

Details about the charity can be found at www.theazayliafoundation.com


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