Two Cumbrian sisters honoured by Queen

Two teenage sister from Cumbria have received British Empire medals for services to charity.

Two sisters from Cumbria receive British Empire Medals

Two teenage sisters from south Cumbria have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Alice Pyne, 16, and her sister Milly, 13, from Ulverston, will both receive the British Empire Medal for their services to charity, after raising more than £100,000.

Alice was diagnosed with leaukaemia at the age of 13, and became known after a list of things she wanted to achieve before she died was posted on the internet.

On her "bucket list" was a hope for everyone in the UK to sign up as a bone marrow donor.

The list attracted international media attention, and David Cameron praised her aspirations in the House of Commons.

The girls will be among the first people in 20 years to receive the BEM, after it was scrapped in 1993.

It was re-introduced to coincide with the Queen's Jubilee to honour volunteers.

"While it is really nice to get recognised for doing something, it makes me feel like I am making a difference."

– Alice Pyne

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