Her legacy is set to live on in a children’s book which she wrote and illustrated when she was just twelve-years-old.
Just a few weeks after her death, Poppy’s mum – Bridget Roberts – also a former pupil of Truro High – found the manuscript of ‘Magical Journey’ – a children’s book that Poppy had penned whilst at school.
The book is now being published with proceeds going to Penhaligon’s Friends, a Cornish charity that supports bereaved children, young people and carers, and Secondary1st which raises funds to support vital research in the search for a cure for secondary breast cancer.
Douglas Walker, from Black Dog Books, said: “It is utterly captivating. Children will be enthralled by the beauty and simplicity of the language and illustrations.”
Poppy’s mum, Bridget added: “Poppy would be thrilled to think that her wonderful story will now give pleasure to countless children across the UK. She would be equally delighted to know that all proceeds from the sale of the book will go to support Penhaligon’s Friends and Secondary1st – two charities very close to the hearts of everyone in the family.”
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