TRIBUTES have been given to a cheerful charity worker who was tragically discovered dead at her home.
Julie Bradford, aged 45, was found by a family member at the bungalow where she lived in Fern Green, Hailsham, at 11.25am on December 31 2011, New Year’s Eve.
A medical team and police went to the home but they sadly pronounced the mum-of-two dead at the scene.
Julie Bradford was well-known by home carers in the Hailsham area through her work as deputy manager for the charity, Crossroads Caring for Carers.
She left the charity before Christmas to set up a business called Caring 4 All in Hailsham, with her friend Janet Moon who had been manager of Crossroads.
Mrs Moon said the death of her friend had left all who knew her feeling devastated.
She added: “We worked together for 19 years.
“She was bright, bubbly and beautiful, a very popular lady. She was very good at what she did.”
A spokesman for Crossroads Care called the charity worker a ‘very caring, humorous, supportive and genuine person’.
“She was always someone who always had the best interest of the carers and those they care for at heart”, the spokesman added.
The death is not considered suspicious by police and the coroner’s officer is continuing her enquiries into the matter.
An inquest has also been opened and adjourned until an unspecified date.