Inspirational Ulverston teenager receives Pride of Britain Award from Robbie Williams
Last updated at 11:02, Wednesday, 31 October 2012
A BRAVE Ulverston teenager's inspirational story moves a pop star to tears at a major awards ceremony which was shown on TV last night.
Alice Pyne received the Teenager of Courage award at the Daily Mirror sponsored Pride of Britain Awards from former Take That star Robbie Williams.
The event to honour unsung heroes at London's Grosvenor House Hotel featured a star studded audience, including Prince Charles, Great Britain Olympians and entertainment personalities. They were moved to tears by the courage and selflessness of the Ulverston teenager.
Alice, 16, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma aged 12.
When facing terminal cancer the remarkable teenager created a ‘bucket list’ of things to do before she died. Top of her wish list was to encourage people to sign up to join the bone marrow register, and more than 40,000 people have been inspired to do this as a result of Alice.
As well as campaigning and fundraising, she has established her own charity, Alice’s Escapes, which provides holidays for seriously ill children and their families in the Lakes.
A teary-eyed Robbie Williams told Alice: “You’re an absolute inspiration, a very special human being.”
- Full story in today's Evening Mail
First published at 14:19, Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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Id just like to say Alice pye was a truely amazing girl and will be missed by thousands of people all over the country for brave battle of such a terrible illness . i know the family very well n will help them if they need anything doing while they grieve their heart wrenching lose . miss n love u loads Alice . xxxx
What a brilliant surprise seeing Alice and Milly on the Pride of Britain Awards. If anyone deserves this award it's you Alice. You have a fantastic family with you and the best sister. Keep fighting and designing more Emma Bridgewater for my mum to buy!
Stay strong x
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