Jan Horrocks

We at Zebra are sad to announce that Jan Horrocks has died after a long struggle with cancer.

Jan was Zebra’s Organisation Coordinator from 2007 until 2016, when she stayed with POP (which was created by Zebra in 2013) as it established as an independent organisation.

Jan was always positive and friendly, and usually funny. She was the most organised Zebra ever, and her grounded questioning was frequently useful to us in checking ourselves as we developed our thinking, for example our equalities training content.

I last saw Jan, and her husband Paul, a couple of times during the winter of ’19-’20, at Pier One cafe on Plymouth Hoe, right on the rocks over the sea. Jan and Paul always sought out scenic local spots for a daytime coffee. Those were such enjoyable conversations, reconnecting having not met for some time. We agreed to arrange another long coffee: then Covid came, and I didn’t see her again. 

Jan is the first Zebra to go. She will be much missed, and will remain in our hearts.

Marc Gardiner, 22nd February.