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Scottish Charity Awards: Lucy Lintott is the People’s Choice

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Public vote overwhelmingly for much loved MND fundraiser

Scotland's public has chosen Lucy Lintott for this year's People's Choice crown at the Scottish Charity Awards.

A tireless fundraiser, Lucy has raised over £100,000 for MND Scotland as well as increasing awareness of the disease.

Lucy Lintott
Lucy Lintott

Diagnosed with MND in 2013 aged 19, she created the website Lucy's Fight to raise awareness of the disease by sharing her story in the hope that one day a cure will be found.

She received more than a quarter of all votes.

She said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to my family and friends for supporting me through everything, I know it's not been easy.

"Thank you to everyone in my community who's supported me and kept me going. I hope this shows everyone with MND or a terminal illness that you can still have a life after diagnosis.

"I'd like to dedicate this award to my friend Spirit who passed away recently, I miss you."

Shulah Allan, Convener of Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), which organises the awards, said: “I’m in awe of all the finalists and winners. Thanks to their efforts, more people in Scotland are receiving the support they need when they need it and we’re all more aware of important issues, and causes, which affect vulnerable people, and us all.”