In the early hours of Tuesday morning, we sat in silence. The news had just broken that Vicky Hills had passed away in her sleep from natural causes. At that hour the hall of residence, Cranborne House, was silent.
I had the pleasure of knowing Vicky. She was an incredibly caring woman – open minded and passionate about what was right. From the multitude of messages on her social media to the plurality of students who have spoken out, it is clear she touched the lives of a great many people in the best possible way.
She gave a piece of herself to everybody and always put people first, she was a ray of sunshine on the most miserable of days. She will be so missed by everybody.
– Gee Grou, her close friend
Vicky studied Music and Sound Production Technology at Bournemouth University. In a tear-breaking testimony on Facebook Vicky’s mother, Tracey Hills, said how much her daughter enjoyed her course and how much she loved Bournemouth.
She loved her course, she loved her friends and above all she loved Bournemouth. The last picture she posted on instagram on 29th January was a sunset on the beach.
Tracey Hill’s Facebook testimony
Multiple people have commented on her love for her dogs, Tiggy and Sassy, and her joy in the sunrise and sunset.
The most touching part of Vicky, was that she reflected so much of what we see in ourselves. A 20yr-old young lady who lacked in self confidence, she still shone brightly bringing positivity and friendship. It is in people like Vicky that we can look up to: not to let our self-doubt impede who we truly are.
“Shock” is the most used term that people have used. There have been suggestions of a memorial concert by her friends, and a fundraiser has been set up to help with the funeral costs.
You can donate HERE in support.
In her touching attribution, Vicky’s mother concluded:
I love you so much sweetheart. Lots of love, Mum xxx