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Parents of toddler Kiara Moore give thanks for 'amazing support' at her funeral

Kiara would have been three on Tuesday. Credit: Nicola Rowlands

The parents of a little girl who drowned after her mum's Mini plunged into a river have said thank you for the "amazing support" at her funeral.

Kiara Moore's funeral took place on what would have been her third birthday. Hundreds of mourners turned up to pay respects to the toddler.

Her parents Jet Moore, 40, and Kim Rowlands, 25, asked mourners to wear colourful clothes and bring children along to make it a "happy celebration."

Kiara's father has now raised more than £1,000 for Wales Air Ambulance and has thanked the hundreds of mourners who gave their support.

The funeral took place at Parc Gwyn Crematorium in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, with a wake in Llandysul, Ceredigion, on Tuesday.

Jet said: "Between two and three hundred people were there at the service, and about the same number turned up at the Ffostrasol Arms for the celebration of Kiara’s life afterwards.

“We had a bouncy castle there and lots of kids running around, which is what we wanted. It was a sad, happy day.

“We wanted people to try to remember her how she was. She was a massively happy person, and that’s why everyone at the service was wearing bright colours.

“We want to pay a big thanks to everyone who came yesterday, who travelled from all over - as far away as Scotland, Ireland and France.

“There was a policewoman at the service who was the first person on the scene on the day that Kiara died, so we also want to thank to her and all of the emergency services who did everything they could."

These flowers were placed alongside the River Teifi after Kiara's death. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Hours after the service, Kiara's mother, wrote on Facebook: “Wishing our beautiful baby girl a happy 3rd Birthday!

“Today was one of the hardest days of our lives, saying goodbye to our sweet girl.

"The turnout was amazing and we thank each and every one one of you who came, messaged and sent cards of kind thoughts and support for our princess!! Her spirit will live on in our hearts forever more.”

Dyfed-Powys Police say enquiries are ongoing and warned against "malicious comments" online.

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