A WOMAN who helped protect vulnerable children has died suddenly.
Claire Peacock, 37, a social worker, of Grange Road, Henley, collapsed in a shopping centre car park in Aylesbury while with a colleague.
She was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital where she died on Wednesday last week. It is thought she died from bleeding on the brain — she suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2006 and had needed annual check-ups.
Ms Peacock, who had worked for Buckinghamshire County Council for 10 years, lived with her children, Freya, 17, and Finley, 14.
Her partner Gary Boys, of Station Road, Henley, said: “Claire was totally engaging. Within the first few seconds she made you feel totally at home talking to her. Everyone got on with her. There wasn’t anyone who would have a bad word to say about her. Everyone knew her as a loving, fun, outgoing and entertaining character.