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.”

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Oxford Mail:

7:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

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Watch: CCTV tracking killer Ben Blakeley and victim Jayden Parkinson

Oxford Mail:

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

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Jayden trial: Judge Patrick Eccles' sentencing remarks

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

JUDGE Patrick Eccles' remarks when sentencing Ben Blakeley for the murder of Jayden Parkinson

Listen: Jayden trial: Killer Ben Blakeley gets 20-year prison sentence + Audio of the family and police statements

Oxford Mail: Jayden Parkinson

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

JAYDEN Parkinson’s family said justice had been done after her “sick and twisted” murderer was given a life sentence.

Mothers united in grief as killers sentenced + listen to Jayden's family's statement

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

AS THE killers of their children were sentenced in separate cases yesterday, two heartbroken mothers stopped to console each other outside Oxford Crown Court

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