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Charity climb for Alice's Escapes

Alice Pyne

The mother of a terminally ill girl along with family and friends will begin the climb to Mount Kilimanjaro today to raise money for her daughters charity.

16 year old Alice Pyne from Ulverston in Cumbria who became an internet hit with her 'Bucket List' was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago. She completed that list earlier this year and has set up her own charity called Alice's Escapes.

The aim of Alice’s Escapes, is to help families with seriously ill children take an all expenses paid break in a caravan the Lake District. It's a place where families can relax and spend time together. The trek up the 5,895 metre mountain will go towards buying a static caravan, thus ensuring that there will always be accommodation, regardless of the time of year.

Alice Pyne from Ulverston hit headlines around the world when she published her so called online bucket list on the internet.

Help came from right across the globe and the 16-year-old has been able to swim with sharks, meet Take That and go whale watching in Canada. She also received a British Empire medal along with her sister for their inspirational work.

Click here to see a video report with Alice after she completed her list.

Alice and her sister Milly get BEM medals Credit: ITV