‘Selfless and incredible’ mum dies from breast cancer leaving behind five children

Hollie Jobber has died from cancer aged 35, leaving five children behind (Image: LeicesterLive/ WS)

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A beloved social worker described as an "incredible woman" has died from breast cancer aged just 35, leaving five children behind.

Hollie Jobber, who worked in child protection for Leicester City Council was first diagnosed with cancer back in 2017.

The disease went into remission but it returned and she died a few weeks ago on October 28, reports LeicestershireLive.

Now Hollie's friends are raising money for her five children.

Her close friend Leanda Cank, who knew Hollie for seven years and was also her team leader at the city council for the past few years, said: “She leaves behind five children aged from five to 17 and she had no life insurance and no assets to leave them.

“We wanted to raise £10,000 from donations so the children could at least have £2,000 each.

'She was a great advocate for women’s rights and she worked with a lot of victims of domestic violence'
(Image: LeicesterLive/ WS)

“It’s really tragic. She was an incredible woman.”

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Hollie, who lived in Northampton with her partner and her children, was a champion of women who were victims of domestic violence, as well as the many children she helped during her career at the city council.

Leanda said: “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.

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“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 kept going along to volunteer when she was also having her cancer treatment.

“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.”

She said Hollie will also be remembered as a fun-loving woman who made sure her children were left with the best possible memories of their mother.

She said: “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.”

To donate visit the JustGiving page here.

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