A WIDOW has spoken of her plan to set up a charity in her husband’s memory.

It comes as Tammy Cooper revealed her pride that the couple’s two daughters are making a success of their childhood modelling careers - a dream of their late father Tom.

Ziani, six, has already appeared as the face of Barbie in a television advert, as well as photography modelling for a Frozen jigsaw, Argos, Aldi, B&M Bargains and Entertainer.

Older sister Tienna, nine, has also modelled for Galt Toys, Aldi and B&M Bargains

Both girls, who attend Simonstone St Peter’s Primary School, are heading down to London at the end of this week for a casting shoot.

Mrs Cooper said: “I am so proud of them. Tom would also be really proud they are continuing with it because one of the last things he said was he would like to see the girls modelling.

“It’s something they really enjoy. Ziani gets more work than her sister but it’s because she is the kind of age range they are looking for.

"We could be going to modelling shoots every week but a lot of it I have to turn down because of work commitments and their school work comes first.

“I’ll leave it up to them whether it is something they want to pursue when they’re older but at the moment it’s something they enjoy doing and they know it’s something they’re dad wanted them to do.”

The Cooper family captured the hearts of East Lancashire after appealing to the community to help them pay for a wedding shortly after Tom was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

With the help of the Lancashire Telegraph and the generosity of the community, the couple were able to tie the knot in a lavish £20,000 wedding at Towneley Hall back in April 2012.

Mr Cooper lost his battle to the rare throat cancer, Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, in December 2015.

Mrs Cooper, 28, said: “Tom would have turned 30 in March. That was hard.

"Before Tom died I always thought turning 30 was getting old but when you compare it to Tom’s situation it really isn’t. It’s not fair he wasn’t here to celebrate 30.

“We were fortunate in that we were able to create memories with the girls before Tom died.

"That was thanks to the kindness and generosity of the community and I want to give something back.

“I want to set up a charity in Tom’s memory to help other families in our situation to be able to go away a holiday home or caravan to make memories.”

Anyone interested in helping set up the charity can email Tammycooper@hotmail.co.uk.