Date Posted... Jan 25th 2024




Old Truronians Fundraising for Worthy Causes

Anai Richards CO20 Fundraising for Cardiac Risk for the Young

My name is Anai Richards, I joined Truro School in September 2013 and absolutely adored being a pupil with you from the minute I set foot onto the grounds. 

On the 14th of January 2014, at only 12 years old I suffered a cardiac arrest during a Maths lesson. The school nurse at the time (Nicky Armstrong) successfully performed CPR and resuscitated me, with the assistance of my Head of Year, Simon Collinge. As you can imagine, my family and I are eternally grateful to them for that day. 

I went on to have extensive care in Treliske, as well as Bristol Children’s Hospital, with many cardiac surgeries over the past 10 years. Obviously, my health meant I had to leave Truro School in 3rd Year, a decision I was gutted to make. I did however continue my education in hospital and have gone on to enrol in my degree at University of Southampton, in Cardiac Physiology. This means once I qualify, I will be helping diagnose and treat patients in a similar position to myself when I was young! 

As the 14th of January marks 10 years since my cardiac arrest, I have decided to raise a bit of money for a charity called Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). They are a wonderful charity who aim to reduce the number of sudden cardiac deaths by raising awareness, engaging in research, and screening young people for cardiac conditions. Every single week in the UK, 12 seemingly healthy young people under 35 dies of sudden cardiac death. Through CRY screening, they hope to find these cardiac problems and treat them before they can harm these precious lives. 

To donate to Anai’s fundraiser, click here: Anai Richards is fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young (

Guy Colburne CO92 Fundraising for Born Free

My name is Guy Colborne. I am a former student who attended Truro School as a boarder from 1985 – 1992. On the 12th March 1930, Mahatma Gandhi set out from his ashram to embark on an epic 240 mile protest march to the town of Dandi, on the coast of Gujarat, to make salt. As salt was taxed, it was against the law to gather it in British India. Gandhi’s simple act of non-violent defiance drew global attention to the injustice and absurdity of the British Raj. Between the 12th March and 5th April 2024 I will walk the original route of Gandhi’s Salt March to raise funds for Born Free.

I have chosen to fundraise for Born Free because I am passionate about wildlife conservation. Born Free rescues, rehabilitates wild animals from captivity, protects species and habitats, advocates for compassionate conservation, and lobbies for wild animal welfare worldwide. Born Free works in India protecting the Satpuda forest region, the largest block of tiger habitat in the country. Mahata Gandhi believed that we all have a responsibility to take care of the environment because all life is sacred. As a result of hunting, persecution, and habit loss over 96% of tigers have been lost in the last 100 years. Can you imagine a world without these magnificent creatures? I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be devastated if tigers disappeared from the wild.

Please help me support Born Free by donating as much as you can. Anything you can give really will help wildlife. And don’t forget to add gift aid if you are a taxpayer – this comes at no cost to you and helps Born Free receive even more money!

To donate to Guy’s fundraiser, click here: Guy Colborne is fundraising for Born Free Foundation (

Anais Hooper CO17 Fundraising for SSAFA Armed Forces Charity

I am super pleased to confirm that on the 11th of February 2024 I will be holding a fundraising event at Britannia Inn and Waves Restaurant, Par to help raise money for the London Marathon 2024 in favour of the SSAFA Armed Forces Charity.

During my time in recruitment, I specialised in cyber security placing a specific focus on those looking to exit the forces and looking to move into a corporate role. Hearing the lack of support out there available to them when making such a huge transition often meant many of these men/women ended up in financial crisis or struggling both mentally and physically – sometimes all three. Given the fact they put have put their life on the line to protect our country, I wanted to find a way to give back and the SSAFA Charity seemed like the perfect one to support.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of practical, emotional, and financial support for serving personnel, veterans, and their families in their time of need. In 2021 their trained teams of volunteers and employees helped more than 66,000 people, from Second World War veterans to those who have served in more recent conflicts, or currently serving (both regulars and reserves), and their families.

If anyone would like to donate to my auction/raffle or send a donation straight to my page then please either get in touch with myself at [email protected], use the following link: