Lucy is an accomplished stage and television actress best known for her roles on EastEnders and Detectorists. A mother of two (including daughter Rosie, named for Rosie Mayling), Lucy recently recorded the audio version of the children's book The Sparkly Sleepy-Time Wand, proceeds from the sale of which support Rosie's Rainbow Fund.
'When I first heard of the tragic death of Rosie, I cannot explain how upset I was. I was nine when I first joined Redroofs Theatre School, and had no idea how important an influence it was going to be on my life. Right from the start I looked on both Carolyn and June, Rosie’s mother and grandmother as extended family, who over the years were nothing less than generous, caringand supportive through some very difficult times. My years with the school were some of the happiest times of my life, and when it was time to leave, I knew I would be leaving something very special behind.
When Carolyn asked me if I would like to be a patron of “Rosies Rainbow Fund” I didn’t have to think for a moment before saying yes. Rosie had an outstanding talent, and we all know what an important part of her life music was.
She planned, when better, to raise money for other sick children through putting on her own shows and performing her own songs. Although she was tragically never given this opportunity, we are now able to make part of her dream come true through supporting Rosie’s Rainbow Fund. Redroofs and everyone involved in it will always hold a very special place in my heart ,and being in a position to now give something back to the “family” who gave so much to me is indeed a great honour'