Lucy is one of my closest and best friends, and I am proud to call her so. I have known her for seven years, and in that time I have seen how she seeks to excel in everything she does, be it her relationships with her friends, or her dedication to sport and athletics. Through this passion in particular Lucy has raised a lot of money for good causes by competing in charity-related sports events, and it has resulted in her becoming "Girl of the Year" at the Anglesey Sport Awards in 2007, as well as competing and placing in the athletics competition at the Rhodes Island Games in the same year. In December 2010, Lucy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. She had to leave the university course she was enjoying (and which she had worked hard to get) as well as the new friends she had made, in order to receive treatment, to which she is responding well. As a result of her life-changing experience, Lucy is now spending most of her free time concentrating on charity work in aid of researching the disease. Through organising events such as barn dances, bag-packing and sponsored walks and runs, Lucy has raised significant sums of money for cancer-related charities. Her lifelong dedication to charitable causes, as well as her unfaltering good humour and optimism through the difficulties of the last few months, is why I believe her to be the perfect candidate for torchbearer.