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Ashley Cain's partner Safiyya Vorajee's 'heart is aching' as she shows off Azaylia manicure on day of her funeral

ASHLEY Cain's partner Safiyya Vorajee has said her "heart is still aching" on the day of her eight-month-old daughter Azaylia's funeral.

The couple sadly lost their little girl last month after she lost her battle with leukaemia, and they will be celebrating her life later on today.

Safiyya took to Instagram to pay tribute to her baby girl and showed off her decorated nails, which have special themes to commemorate her daughter.

These include orange diamonds, pictures of Azaylia, and Nala from The Lion King.

The mum opened up about how she's feeling ahead of today and said: "My tribute nails to look at you all day.

"My heart is aching so hard. I'm nervous for today but I promise I will do you proud baby."

Safiyya played Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston's song When You Believe as she showed off the rest of the stunning designs.

She continued: "My guardian angel. My daughter, Azaylia Diamond Cain, mummy holds you in my heart forever.

"Lets go champ. My guardian angel."

Last Friday, Ashley shared the details of his baby girl's "final journey" and invited people to line the streets to pay their respects.

He took to Instagram to share his appreciation for the support he and his family have received since Azaylia's passing.

The reality star told his 1.9m followers: "We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, words of sympathy & patience over the last few weeks, while we come to terms with the loss of Azaylia.

"We have been incredibly moved by the support we have received far and wide and all the beautiful gesture of kindness will live in hearts forever."

The grieving dad said he has spoken to Warwickshire Police to determine the safest way of allowing the people of his hometown Nuneaton to pay their respects ahead of a private ceremony attended by the family.

He said: "We would be touched and honored to see as many of those that wish, pay their respects to Azaylia by lining the streets somewhere along the route the cortege 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! 🥲❤️."

Ashley also shared the details of Azaylia's cortège and funeral in the post and told fans: "Funeral to take place on Friday 21st May 2021.

"The cortège will be leaving Croft road at approximately 10.00am, making it’s way through the designated route and ending in Avenue Road (by the Pingles) at approximately 10.45am.

"We request that you stand somewhere suitable at some point during this route."

This morning orange ribbons have been placed around the streets of Nuneaton by people who would like to pay their respects to the brave little girl.

 Azaylia was born in August 2020.

Just two months after she was born, she was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of leukaemia.

The family documented her journey with fans on Instagram, but in April Ashley revealed the devastating news that she had "days to live".

They decided to take her home and spend as much time as they could with her, and in that time Ashley was able to take her outside for a walk for the first time.

Things started to look up when they were told she could fly to Singapore for treatment, but their world came crashing down when they were told her disease was too rare to treat.

They managed to raise over £1 million in less than 24 hours with help from their supportive fans in a bid to get their daughter over to Southeast Asia.

However nothing could be done, so the family tried to make her final weeks as special as possible.

Ashley and Sayiffa's baby girl will always be in their hearts and the Ex on The Beach star was left touched when five of his relatives had his late daughter Azaylia's name inked onto their wrists to pay tribute.

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