We tragically lost Lucy to epilepsy in Feburary 2011, she was 28. She was a larger than life character whose lust for life charmed all who her met her and made her many many friends. Over the years Lucy had her ups and downs living with the effects of her illness but she was always positive and never let it get in the way of realising her ambitions and living life to the full. She was the life and soul of the party and her untimely death has left her friends and family devastated at such a loss.At school she excelled in sport, music and drama and was recognised particularly in swimming and as the hockey team’s beloved goalie. She remained a sport lover and went on to captain the hockey team at Sunderland University. She passionately supported Spurs and loved nothing more than a Saturday knees up at the Rugby.

Lucy went on to achieve not only a degree in Film and Media Journalism, but also a post-grad diploma in Newspaper Journalism as well as gaining an HNC in Construction Management during her professional life. She was particularly active and you would never have been aware of her difficulties with epilepsy if you were to meet her. Especially as she completed the London-Paris Triathlon in 2007, as well as the Tough Guy Challenge in 2008.

The family would appreciate donations made via the Lucy Jane Brooks Memorial Fund to Epilepsy Research UK, a charity that researches the causes and treatment of epilepsy with the view to eventually find a cure. In supporting their work, we can hope to help others with this condition so that they can live full and happy lives.

– Elizabeth Ross, February 2011

To make a donation to Lucy’s memorial fund, please use the link below or visit the Just Giving page here.