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MetiNews.Com - Midlands mum Hollie Jobber worked as a champion for victims of domestic violence and also volunteered in a women's refuge
Breaking News ! A much-loved Midland mum and champion for women's rights has died from breast cancer, aged just 35, leaving five children behind. Hollie Jobber, who was described as 'selfless and incredible', worked tirelessly to help domestic violence victims and children as part of her job in child protection for Leicester City Council. First diagnosed back in 2017, the Northampton mum was relieved when her cancer went into remission but sadly it returned and she died on October 28, reports LeicestershireLive. Now her friends are raising money for her five children. (Image: Leicester Mercury) “She leaves behind five children aged from five to 17 and she had no life insurance and no assets to leave them," said her close friend Leanda Cank, who knew Hollie for seven years and was also her team leader at the city council. “We wanted to raise £10,000 from donations so the children could at least have £2,000 each. “It’s really tragic. She was an incredible woman.” On top of caring for her five children and juggling this with her social worker job, Hollie also volunteered at a women's refuge and was a champion for women who had suffered domestic violence. Read More Related Articles Bearwood nurse says she's been 'failed' over her cancer treatment due to pandemic Read More Related Articles Call for roads to be named in memory of much-loved teachers after Baverstock School demolished Leanda added: “Hollie was so selfless. It was all about everyone else and making sure other people were okay. “She was a great advocate for women’s rights and she worked with a lot of victims of domestic violence. “Her job at the city council was child protection but as well as doing that full time and looking after her five children she also volunteered at a women’s refuge.
. “She worked with some of the most challenging families in Leicester and always just wanted the best for the children. “It’s a real loss for everyone around her. I think we should all be a little more like Hollie. The thing she was always saying was that people should just be kind. She wanted people to be accountable for their actions.” To donate, visit the JustGiving page here.
Hollie was a fun-loving woman who made sure her children were left with the best possible memories of their mother, according to Leanda: "She was the life and soul of the party and a group of us went to Butlins two or three times every year. “She also took her kids there often and before she passed away she managed to take the children for one more trip to Skegness. “They had to come home early because she was very poorly but she was determined to the end that her children just had good memories from their time with her.”
Another friend and former colleague involved in the fundraising, Lydia Baker, said: “Hollie was a dedicated, hard working child protection social worker who worked for Leicester City Council. “Hollie was young, full of energy and beautiful. “We set up this just giving page to provide some comfort and financial support for the family during this extremely difficult time.”
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