Six-year-old Allison Williams has been left in the custody of her aunty and uncle after her mum passed away suddenly.
Six-year-old Allison Williams has been left in the custody of her aunty and uncle after her mum passed away suddenly. Christopher Chan

Heartbroken girls lose mum

SIX-YEAR-OLD Allison Williams keeps pointing to the sky and asking to see her mum.

Holding tightly onto little Allison, Gladstone resident Peta Hurley still can't get her head around what's happened.

"Last Saturday her mother passed away suddenly," she explained.

Her uncle, Peta Hurley's partner Howard Williams, has been given full custody of Allison and her sister Daphine, age three-and-a-half.

 "We are still getting our head around it," said Peta said.

"Howard is really stressed, it was his baby sister."

Peta and Howard share six kids together and already they struggle to make ends meet.

Daphne is currently in the care of another aunt, but when she joins the household, they will be responsible for eight children.

Howard is originally from the Woorabinda community, just past Rockhampton on the way to Blackwater.

The family members were on their way home from visiting their sick grandmother when they heard the news Allison's mother had died.

"We thought it was a call about Howard's grandmother," said Peta.

They had to turn around and head straight back so Howard could identify his sister's body.

It was then he found out he now also had custody of Allison and Daphine.

"We just can't believe what's happened," Peta said.

Allison will be starting at Clinton State School on Monday.

"I don't think she completely understands."

 

If you would like to send your support to Allison, phone Peta and Howard on 0448156705 or email petahurley@yahoo.com

 

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