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"Our darling girl has gained her angel wings"

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The teenage from Cumbria died yesterday. In a posting on her website her mother Vicky wrote: "Our darling girl, Alice, gained her angel wings today. She passed away peacefully with Simon, Milly and myself by her side. We are devastated and know that our lives will never again be the same. NightNightAlice".

Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma when she was 12, Alice raised £100,000 alongside younger sister Milly and touched hearts around the world with her blog and motto: “One life... live it!”

The teen, from Cumbria, completed her bucket list of her dreams last August by going whale fishing in Canada. Other goals she achieved included meeting Take That and entering her pet Mabel in a dog show.

Together with her mum, and dad Simon, kind-hearted Alice also set up a charity called Alice's Escapes earlier last year to provide holidays to the Lake District for families with a seriously ill child.

And her moving Pride of Britain appeal led to a huge immediate rise in people signing up to the bone marrow register, which she said was the most important item on her list.

The Anthony Nolan charity received 26 times more applications to join their fight against blood cancer than usual in the days following the ceremony. She had already persuaded 40,000 to sign up.

She said in early November: “It almost makes me cry to think that people were moved enough by me to take the ­decision to join the register when I got my award.

"It’s especially important because I need to know that what I’m doing will make a difference.”