Lucy set for national award – with a little help from Moray

Vote for Lucy! Local hero is up for a national award - but needs your help.
Vote for Lucy! Local hero is up for a national award – but needs your help.

A MORAY WOMAN whose drive and determination led £100,000 being raised to help in the fight against motor neurone disease has been nominated for a national award.

Lucy Lintott set off on a personal battle in 2013 when she was diagnosed with MND – and since she has been an inspiration voice in the fight to raise funding into research.

Her personal target of £100,000 seemed daunting, but her determination never diminished and after two years she reached her personal goal with the help of hundreds of people throughout Moray and beyond.

Lucy’s efforts were helped by members of the Moray Women’s Business Club, who earlier this year honoured the 21-year-old by nominating her to the 2016 list of ‘Women of Inspiration’ at the Association of Scottish Businesswomen.

Now the MND Scotland charity has also nominated Lucy for a national charity award – with the surprise coming in the form of an email from the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations saying that she was on their shortlist for the coveted award.

“The people I have been nominated with are all deserving too – so just being in the category amazed me,” Lucy said, adding: “I don’t know how I would feel if I managed to win the award though, that would just be crazy.”

The five finalists for the ‘charity champion’ award will now attend a glittering ceremony in Edinburgh in June – and before then the public are being invited to vote for which of the five they believe deserves the award.

To vote for Lucy, people are invited to visit – voting will be open until Friday, May 13.