Lucy Forshaw (17) is a selfless young woman who works locally and internationally to enable others to live with dignity. Since she was 6, Lucy has been involved in Guiding and since the age of 13 has been volunteering at her local unit to support girls in her area. Lucy has made a huge impact on staff and student, giving her time and energy to support a variety of projects - and encouraging her peers to do the same - including Cornerstone Day Centre and Mary and Joseph House, working locally providing services to vulnerable and disadvantaged adults.
In addition, Lucy has travelled to Lourdes with HCPT and Kolkata, India to work with those less fortunate than herself. In Kolkata, Lucy worked with four Loreto schools. After working in the mainstream classes during the day, students returned to school in the evening to work with the ‘rainbow children’ – taking care of and providing a safe space for 250 formerly homeless children. Lucy embraced the opportunity and challenge of working with such disadvantaged children.
Lucy's Head of Hall said “Lucy really does go above and beyond her peers in responding to the needs of others. I am full of admiration for her keen sense of justice and her efforts to promote human dignity.”
Lucy Forshaw, 17
Loreto College, Manchester (Diocese of Salford)