Parliament called to recognise work of Moray heroine

Lucy - motion in Parliament will acknowledge her amazing MND fundraising efforts.
Lucy – motion in Parliament will acknowledge her amazing MND fundraising efforts.

THE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS of a Moray fundraiser who turned her personal battle against a terminal condition into a challenge to help others will be highlighted at Holyrood this week.

Lucy Lintott’s amazing fight to raise £100,000 for fellow Motor Neuron Disease sufferers has made national and international headlines, her efforts to use her personal battle to help others proving inspirational to everyone she comes into contact with.

‘Lucy’s Fight’ has seen many plaudits for a brave young woman – none more than her being named as the Scottish Council for Voluntary Services (SCVO) Charity Champion for 2016, the Special People’s Choice Award – and last month, the Point of Light Award.

Now Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant, whose parliamentary responsibilities includes Moray, had lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament recognising the “courage, endeavour and inspirational work” carried out by Lucy.

Mrs Grant said: “I was made aware that Lucy, who is bravely fighting MND, has dedicated her time to inspire and help others.

“She has raised £100,000 to help find a cure for MND and in recognition of all her efforts she has won the Scottish Council for Voluntary Services (SCVO) Charity Champion Award, plus the Special People’s Choice Award – and only last month she became the recipient of the Point of Light Award, an award reserved for the most outstanding volunteers in the UK.

“I am delighted for Lucy that her dedication and hard work have been recognised with such prestigious awards. On hearing her story I was humbled and felt it entirely appropriate to try and get as many colleagues in the Scottish Parliament to support my motion acknowledging and recognising Lucy’s great achievements.”

The motion, which Mrs Grant expects will receive strong support in the Parliament, asks:

“That the Parliament congratulates the Moray woman, Lucy Lintott, on winning the Charity Champion Award and the Special People’s Choice Award at the SCVO Scottish Charity Awards 2016; notes that this inspiring young woman raised £100,000 towards finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease (MND); understands that, sadly, Lucy has been diagnosed with this terminal condition; acknowledges the great deal of support that she has received from family and friends; further recognises that in May 2016 Lucy also became the recipient of the Point of Light Award, which is an award reserved for the most outstanding volunteers in the UK, and commends Lucy on her courage and her inspiration to others.”

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