Eastbourne murder victim was ‘devoted and caring’ mother of two disabled children

‘She fought for what was right’

Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 5:24 pm
Chestnut Tree Hospice Mums (Jackie Hoadley is on back row, far right); SUS-200607-092949001

A woman killed at a house in Eastbourne at the weekend has been described as a ‘devoted and caring’ mother and campaigner for her two disabled children.

Chailey Heritage Foundation has paid tribute to Jackie Hoadley, who died on Sunday (July 5).

In a moving statement, the charity said, “Our whole community is deeply saddened by the tragic situation and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and Jackie’s friends at this time.

Eastbourne CTH Mums, Jackie Hoadley Marie Baker and Tandy Hearne SUS-200607-092937001

“We would like to pay tribute to Jackie as a devoted and caring mother and a committed campaigner for the rights of disabled children.

“She was well known by many of the parents at Chailey Heritage and she will be sorely missed by so many people.”

Carole Oram, Chailey’s parent governor and Jackie’s friend, said, “Jackie was an institution.

“She gave so much to so many people and she fought for what was right for our disabled children. We are all devastated.”

Chailey said its main priority now is to support Jackie’s two children and the staff who work closely with them ‘at this incredibly difficult time’.

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