Lindsay is an Essex girl to be proud of, not the usual stereotype! She has always wanted to help people, beginning with volunteering at Riding for the Disabled when at school. She then spent 6 months in a childrens home in Malaysia before university. Young, troubled people have always been Lindsay's focus, ever convinced she could get them on the straight and narrow. She has worked with Young Offenders; in Residential Childrens Homes; team leader for the Princes Trust; youth leader for Essex County Council, running Duke of Edinburgh courses and inspiring the youth of today to lead full and productive lives. Despite the setback of a brutal and violent rape, committed by a young stranger who jumped on her on a lovely sunny day, Lindsay has not been deterred, and has continued on her chosen path, picking herself up and getting on with life. She chooses to regard herself not as a victim but as a survivor and has used her experience to warn others, and to encourage the carrying of rape alarms. I feel that Lindsay is an inspiration and being a torch bearer would be a great boost to her confidence which took such a dip after her attack.