Meet big-hearted Tsunami victim helper Tilly, 11,

By Jill Dando News

Meet big-hearted brilliant Tilly, 11, who has won an award for her selfless kindness helping desperate survivors of Tsunami’s and other disasters across the world 

Tilly of Worle Community School Academy student in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset has been supporting the charity Water Survival Box.

She helped provide one of the survival boxes along with her class, helped organise a cake sale and then gave own Christmas money.

Water Survival Box provides a means of purifying water for the benefit of families that survive natural or man-made disasters such as the Asian Tsunami in 2004.

Tilly’s tutor Jess Matthews said: “Tilly is such a hardworking, kind and caring individual. She wanted to help this charity in any way she could.

“She gave her own Christmas money to help – what an amazing selfless thing to do.”

“Tilly is such a hardworking, kind and caring individual. She wanted to help this charity in any way she could.”

Tutor Jess Matthews


The charity helps provide water survival boxes with clean water which is essential to protect against water-borne disease. 

The box also contains a range of essential survival items including cooking pots, bowls/plates, mugs, and utensils; health and hygiene items; basic shelter and simple tools.

The first consignment of 60 Water Survival Boxes was sent to the Philippines following a devastating typhoon. Since then aid has been sent to many countries in SE Asia, Africa, S America and the Caribbean.

The WCSA motto is ‘We Challenge and Support to Achieve’, resulting in students who thrive in all areas.

The academy has a high-achieving and caring ethos, aiming to challenge and support to encourage the full potential of every single student.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust.

This story was covered by Jill Dando News which has over 100 reporters aged 8 to 18 across WCSA and The Priory Learning Trust schools.

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