Published: 20/10/2017 12:33 - Updated: 20/10/2017 12:40

Charity big night to honour Lucy's fight

lucy lintottA LOCAL business is needed to sponsor a black tie dinner being held next month in honour of Lucy Lintott.

The evening at Elgin’s Mansfield Hotel is to mark the fourth anniversary since the popular 23-year-old was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease.

Folk have already snapped up all 180 tickets for the £50-a-head dinner.

But Lucy is hoping to raise even more cash to support research into the condition.

It continues her incredible fundraising efforts that have seen her personally raise £133,000 since she was diagnosed on November 19, 2013.

Lucy said: "Half of the people who get this are dead within 18 months.

"So there is something to celebrate.

"I want people to enjoy themselves and also, at the same time, raise some money for the charity MND Scotland."

Lucy has received a wealth of positive feedback since an hour-long primetime documentary about her was aired on BBC1 at the start of August.

A crew followed her and her family over the course of nine months.

The inspirational film captured her at home in Garmouth as MND slowly leaves her increasingly paralysed.

It also followed her to a clinic in Edinburgh where her voice was recorded, alongside her sister Laura’s, in order to create a personalised synthetic voice for the time when she may lose her own.

In addition, it showed her having a photoshoot with the celebrity photographer Rankin.

Lucy said: "Seeing yourself on television is a very weird experience.

"But I loved it all, especially the photoshoot.

"I think they made it so that I came over quite well."

Music for the black tie dinner on November 18 will be supplied by a band that is being put together by Ryan MacKenzie, the force behind the immensely popular Let it Snow annual Christmas concerts in Elgin’s St Giles Church.

A former schoolmate of Lucy’s at Milne’s High, Ryan is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Music, and now works in London’s West End.

Garmouth resident Marina McLennan is also helping Lucy to organise the event.

Maria said: "Lucy is a very special and wonderful young lady, who is so beautiful and so nice.

"Many people would just lie down after being diagnosed. Not Lucy

"We want a business to step in and sponsor the event so we can help find a cure for Motor Neuron Disease.

"You could not find a more worthwhile cause."

Lucy was down in Glasgow at the weekend to help record a charity album.

The MND Scotland/Lucy Lintott feature on the album ‘Stand Together’ by  Choirs with Purpose, which will be available in the run-up to Christmas.

For more information about sponsoring the black-tie dinner, contact Marina on 07775 837061.

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