Truro School pupil’s heartfelt donation for patients this Christmas

Staff on Lowen Ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital received a surprise addition to their Christmas hampers for patients this year, thanks to Truro School pupil, Tilly Dodd.

Every year the ward gathers donations from the community so they can make up gifts for patients on Christmas Day. Last year, Tilly’s Nanny was one of those who received a hamper and it was something that meant a lot to Tilly and her family.

Sadly Tilly’s Nanny passed away earlier this year and as a way of saying thank you for the care she had received and to help others have that special memory, Tilly decided to make some gifts for this year’s hampers. Tilly has used her creative talents to make silver necklaces and bookmarks, which she presented to the ward last week, accompanied by her dad.

Ward Sister, Juliet Rickard said, “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Tilly. Even though it has been a sad time for her and her family, this brave young lady wanted to give something back and has provided us with these beautiful items for our patients. She is clearly a very talented and thoughtful girl; we are so very grateful for the gifts she has made.”


Andrew Gordon-Brown, Truro School Headmaster, added “We are so proud of the kindness and generosity of Tilly’s donations to the Lowen Ward. Tilly has put an overwhelming amount of time and effort into her beautiful handmade gifts and we are delighted that many patients on the ward this Christmas will benefit from her compassionate gesture.”

Added on December 18, 2019, in News - Cancer Services