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Thursday, 31 July 2014

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I will dedicate my life to continuing Alice’s work

FAMILY and friends of courageous teenager Alice Pyne have vowed to carry on her charity mission in her memory.

The 17-year-old lost her brave battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Saturday.

Alice’s mother, Vicky Pyne, says she will now dedicate her life to her daughter’s legacy.

She said: “I will spend my life doing the things Alice wanted me to do – the charity, Anthony Nolan and an odd mountain or two!”

Team Alice has been tirelessly fundraising for Alice’s Escapes – the charity Alice set up to provide short holidays in the Lake District for seriously ill children and their families.

The idea for Alice’s Escapes came after Alice and her family spent a week being looked after by the Torbay Holiday Helper’s Network (THHN), based in Devon.

The charity is aiming to provide a similar opportunity for families to ‘escape’ to the Lake District for rest and relaxation.

As well as the sizeable support of local businesses, including BAE Systems, Team Alice received more than £13,000 in the 2012 Keswick to Barrow awards.

And 15 intrepid adventurers climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa, which helped secure enough funding for the charity to be able to purchase a static holiday home.

Trustees of the Alice’s Escapes charity told the Evening Mail the caravan will be arriving in the South Lakes within a few weeks.

An announcement on the caravan’s purchase was made by the team in December.

A statement on the Alice’s Escapes website read: “The caravan will considerably ease the pressure, particularly in the busy school holidays, when our accommodation supporters are least likely to be able to help us.

“The charity will be holding an open day in the early spring, prior to welcoming our first families to it.”

Have your say

Alice you where a remarkable young lady while here on earth.
Fly high special angel continue your inspirational work up there in heaven and walk along side and guide your wonderful family, they are truly remarkable people.
God bless you all.
Gloria Jones

Posted by Gloria Jones on 30 January 2013 at 20:10

what an inspirational girl with exceptional drive and purpose rip angel

Posted by steven james on 24 January 2013 at 05:46

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