Fundraising in memory of schoolfriend

From left, Ally Jo Doe, 12, Layla Smith, 17, Beth Ray, 17, and Abbie Ray, nine, at Saturday’s fundraiser

From left, Ally Jo Doe, 12, Layla Smith, 17, Beth Ray, 17, and Abbie Ray, nine, at Saturday’s fundraiser

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ONE of Jayden’s closest friends said last night Ben Blakeley’s conviction for murder was “100 per cent” the right verdict.

Layla Smith, 17, who went to Didcot Girls’ School with Jayden, said: “I think everyone thinks the same thing.

“I think he should be put away for life.”

Layla and a group of Jayden’s friends are raising money for the domestic violence charity which her mother, Samanthat Shrewsbury, is now setting up.

Jayden’s Gift will raise money and awareness for victims of domestic violence.

On Saturday, Layla, Ally Jo Doe, 12, Beth Ray, 17, and Abbie Ray, nine, collected £330 at Edmond’s Park, Didcot, to go towards the charity.

Didcot Girls’ School headteacher Rachael Warwick said: “Our whole school community has been deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Jayden Parkinson.

“Our very best wishes go to Jayden’s family and we hope that they are able to find comfort in one another at such a difficult time.”

More Jayden Parkinson coverage:

Video: Jayden’s memorial garden is place for everyone, says mum

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 18th April 2015

THE mother of murdered Jayden Parkinson said she hoped her daughter’s memorial garden would be a place for everyone in the community.

Video: Jayden's mother's emotions as Supergrass bassist opens memorial garden

Oxford Mail:

12:30pm Friday 17th April 2015

THE mother of murdered Jayden Parkinson said she hoped her daughter’s memorial garden would be a place for the community.

Pair not guilty of affray with Jayden Parkinson’s murderer

Oxford Mail: Scales of Justice

8:30am Monday 23rd March 2015

TWO men accused of taking part in a brawl involving the killer of Jayden Parkinson have been acquitted.

Video: ‘Time will never erase the evil that took Jayden away from us’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE mother of Jayden Parkinson said she will never “forget or forgive” Jake Blakeley for helping bury the body of her murdered daughter.

Video: Jayden Parkinson's mum says time will never erase the evil and she can't forgive the Blakeleys

Oxford Mail:

6:50pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

THE mother of Jayden Parkinson today said time would never "erase the evil" of her murder as Jake Blakeley was jailed for three years.

Jayden's mum's fury to Jake Blakeley: I hope she haunts your dreams

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

9:00am Wednesday 4th February 2015

THE mother of murdered Jayden Parkinson told Jake Blakeley she hopes her teenage daughter ‘haunts his dreams’.

Jayden trial: Jake Blakeley accquitted of knowingly helping brother Ben bury murdered Jayden Parkinson's body

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

11:58am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

JAKE Blakeley is innocent of knowingly helping his older brother Ben bury the body of murdered Jayden Parkinson, a judge has ruled.

Jayden trial: Jury in Jake Blakeley case sent home until Tuesday

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

5:49pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

THE jury in the trial of Jake Blakeley will continue considering its verdict on Tuesday.

Jayden trial: Jury in Jake Blakeley case sent home for the night

Oxford Mail: Jake Blakeley, 18, from Didcot

2:57pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

THE jury in the Jake Blakeley trial has been sent home for the night.

Jake Blakeley 'playing stupid' to avoid blame, court hears

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 27th January 2015

A TEENAGER accused of knowingly digging holes to bury murdered Jayden Parkinson has been "playing stupid to win over the jury", the prosecution said.

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