Alice and Milly Pyne conferred with medal honours in Queen's Birthday List
2nd July 2012
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Congratulation to local sisters – Alice and Milly Pyne from Ulverston who were honoured with British Empire Medals by the Queen last month.

Both girls will both receive the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to charity. Alice and Milly are among the first people in 20 years to receive the BEM after it was scrapped in 1993. The BEM has been reintroduced to coincide with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee to honour volunteers who make a real difference to their communities.

To date they have raised more than £100,000 for charity!

Diagnosed with leukaemia aged 13, Alice came to prominence when her “bucket list” of things she wanted to achieve before she died was posted on the internet.

On Alice’s "bucket list" was a hope that everyone in the UK would sign up as a bone marrow donor.


Milly said: "It is just such a huge honour and I am so privileged. I can't believe that I have been honoured by the Queen and that me and my sister are doing it together."

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