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Poem for inspirational Alice

Alice met the Prime Minister in 2011 Credit: PA Images

A poem has been published on Alice Pyne's Facebook page in memory of the teenager who lost her battle with cancer this weekend.

The poem, by Cheryl Murray begins:

To Alice's dear family,

I know not what to say.

But your little lady's doing fine,

she arrived up here today.

To read the full poem head to Alice Pyne's official Facebook page.


Alice Pyne wins Pride of Britain Award

Alice Pyne Credit: ITV Border

A star-studded gala has seen some of the country's bravest citizens recognised in the Pride of Britain Awards in London.

Among the winners, all nominated by the public, was Cumbria' Alice Pyne. The 16 year old received the teenager of courage award.

Alice was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma when she was 12 and has since become a powerful campaigner through her blog.The teenager completed her "bucket list" earlier is year and as a result of one of her wishes has convinced 40,000 people in the UK to sign up to be a bone marrow donor.

She has also set up a charity called Alice's Escapes which provides holidays to the Lake District for families with seriously ill children.

Among the 100 guests were Prime Minster David Cameron, David Beckham, the Prince of Wales, Olympic heroes, and Robbie Williams.

Prince Charles, who takes part in the awards every year, said the event was a unique was to celebrate the achievements of remarkable people.

"These marvellous awards remind all of us that despite what one might think, throughout this country there are extraordinary people living selfless lives."

David Beckham said he was always delighted to take part in the awards, adding: "The winners are always amazing, particularly the little children."


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