Jill Roche is 24 years old and has recently graduated as a doctor from Dundee University. She has worked from a youngster to help in the cost of her education but at the sme time has put back into the community through fundraising by using her talents at sport.
As well as her 1st class degree in medicine she gained an inter collated degree at Loughborough University in sport and excercise science.
She did gymnastics from 3 years old and entered the elite squad at Bellahouston Gymnastics Club. She ran in primary and secondary school andwon medals at national level. She played volleyball for Scotland and was Captain of the university team and played in the Scottish Universities National team.
She did voluntary work at Residential home for the elderly in her 4th year at school and was a peer mentor in her 5th and 6th year.
During this time she learned sign language for the deaf and hard of hearing.
During these times she did lots of charity events, She ran a 10K dressed as Wonderwomanfor the Accord Hospice in Paisley,ran a 5K in Glasgow for Breast Cancer, abseiled down the Science Tower in Glasgow on behalf of cash for kids, ran the Inverness Marathon last year for breast cancer. As well as this she organised fund raising events whilst at University
She has worked hard and played hard, especially for different charities and is a credit to her community.