Lucy has been a volunteer and advocate in her community for over 40 years. She has volunteered in many capacities and spearheaded many initiatives. Her reach and impact have been felt my many organizations and individuals from door to door fundraising for the Salvation Army, Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Kidney Foundation to personally organizing community fundraisers for families in need of assistance due to medical issues.
As President of the Learning Disabilities Association of NL as well as a National Board Member, Lucy helped set up nine chapters throughout the province. Working in partnerships with school boards, she initiated a provincial tutoring program for children with learning disabilities and she initiated a project with Breakwater Books where 40,000 new books were donated to various libraries and community centers throughout the province.
During her ten years with Lupus NL she served as Provincial President as well as a National Board Member. She introduced educational sessions and workshops for members of the public and their families who were impacted by Lupus, and helped develop research material which led to new treatments for the disease.
As a member of the Kinnette Club of Mount Pearl for 20 years, Lucy planned the senior’s Christmas party, made visits to seniors homes, helped with numerous fundraising projects and hosted the club’s annual planning retreat.
Lucy is an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, driving to patients to the H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center for treatments and she is a founding member and second President of the Save Our People Action Committee which is dedicated to preventing moose/vehicle collisions in our province.
Her other volunteer efforts include: selling daffodils for the Canadian Cancer Society, the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign, St. Peter’s Parish church choir and fundraising committee, the Mount Pearl Senior’s Independence Board, the Mount Pearl Frosty Festival Board, the Mount Pearl Library Board, Girl Guides of Canada, St. Peter’s Elementary and Junior High School Councils, and Campia Gymnastics.