Ashley Cain and Safiyya Vorajee throw jungle-themed party to celebrate their daughter Azaylia’s life

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Ashley Cain and his girlfriend Safiyya Vorajee threw a party to celebrate the life of their daughter following her funeral on Friday.

The grieving couple were surrounded by family and friends as they laid their daughter to rest shortly followed by a wake filled with beautiful floral displays, enormous balloon features and fireworks.

Their daughter Azaylia sadly died last month, aged eight months old, after a lengthy battle with a rare form of leukaemia.

Despite the harrowing grief that struck the couple, they made sure to celebrate Azaylia’s life surrounded by friends and family.



The Ex On The Beach star, who recently said his daughter's funeral was "the most difficult day of my life", shared photographs and videos from the day with his 1.9 million fans on Instagram.

Ashley danced and cheered to his incredible daughter, while surrounded by beautiful balloon arches.

The wake was held in a large marquee filled with statues of jungle animals and large palm trees as a TV with pictures of baby Azaylia throughout her life played on a loop.


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The couple went with a jungle theme for the wake, and their friends and families danced to live music from a steel band as they cracked out some moves on the dance floor as they chanted “let’s go champ” into the night.

The catchphrase was coined by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson when he heard of Azaylia’s incredible story and sent a heartfelt video message to the loving parents.


As the party continued into the night, they ended the evening with impressive fireworks display as the music from Azaylia's favourite movie played, the Lion King.

On Friday, the streets of Nuneaton in Warwickshire were filled with hundreds of supporters who have travelled to pay their respects to Azaylia and her family as they cheered in her memory while the family walked behind her carriage to the chapel.

Fans and supporters brought with them large orange homemade signs celebrating Azaylia’s impactful life whilst others tied orange ribbons to lampposts throughout the town.


As the family followed their beautiful daughter in a white horse drawn carriage through the town, flashes of orange could be seen for miles with the long feathers donned on the horses paired with a large orange cloak which said her name on it draped across their backs.

Funeral attendees were pictured in black outfits with little orange bows combined into their ensemble, be it a pin, a hair bobble of a badge.

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The couple shared an emotional message of thanks to their loyal legion of fans who have supported them throughout Azaylia’s journey on their Instagram feeds on Saturday.

They wrote: “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 gestures of kindness will live in hearts forever.”

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