Over £2,000 raised for nine-year-old girl whose mum died in horror Barnsley crash

Lorna Humble with her daughter, Sophia
Lorna Humble with her daughter, Sophia

Over £2,000 has been raised for a little girl whose mum died in a crash in Barnsley earlier this week.

Lorna Humble, aged 29, died when the Citroen C1 she was driving was involved in a collision with a concrete mixer lorry and a silver Vauxhall Vectra on Industry Road, Carlton, at 1.40pm on Monday.

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She was a doting mum to her nine-year-old daughter, Sophia.

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Kind-hearted family friends and strangers touched by the tragedy have donated over £2,300 to Sophia for a special fund set up to help her in later life.

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An online appeal for support for the youngster on the JustGiving site, reads: "This is very surreal to write as you never think that it will happen to you or your family but as a lot of people know Lorna humble past away in a car accident.

"She was loved by many she was a daughter,a sister, an aunty and a friend.

"But most of all a mother to a perfect nine-year-old little girl, Sophia, that adored her mum and her mum adored her.

"We are setting this page up to help Sophia in future life with what ever she wants to do.

"We as a community can help her live her dreams, in what ever she chooses to do."

Thanking people for their donations, Lorna's sister, Shari Drinkall, posted: "I can’t thank you all enough for your kind donations.

"This is not us begging, this is to give Sophia something to focus on her dreams and even get something memorial to her precious mummy."

She added: "My sister, love you Lorna more than you will ever know. I will make sure our memories will live on and I’ll make sure that Sophia knows how much you loved her."

Paying tribute to Lorna on the JustGiving page, Dawn West said: "Worked with Lorna. Loved her to bits, will miss her so much."

Sherrell Whittaker described her death as the 'tragic loss of a beautiful lady'.

And Jane Wrigglesworth wrote: "What a lovely young lady she was - beautiful inside and out. Great friend, fantastic mummy."

Jacqui Mackay said Lorna was 'full of fun and always smiling'.

Bethan Louise Holling added: "Heartbroken for Sophia. No child should be left without a mummy in such a tragic circumstances."