Wish list website helps charity run
The sister of a 15-year-old cancer sufferer who made headlines across the world when she made a 'bucket list' of things she wants to do before she dies has raised more than £30,000 for charity.
Last week Alice Pyne, of Ulverston, Cumbria, created an internet blog called Alice's Bucket List in which she described how she has been fighting cancer for the last four years.
She revealed her latest hospital scans showed Hodgkin's lymphoma - a cancer of the white blood cells - was spreading through her body and that her mother had encouraged her to create a wishlist.
Her appeal led to a flood of offers as her webpage became an internet hit with Twitter followers, as it became one of the most talked about subjects worldwide.
Alice's sister Milly, 12, is taking part in Race For Life Barrow.
Milly's fundraising target was £1,000 but when her sister became an internet sensation she was flooded with donations and has so far raised more than £30,000.
Alice wrote on her Twitter feed: "OMG £30,000 - you can't know how happy that's made me, I'm crying, mum is crying, we love you all, thank you x x x".
A statement from Milly on her Race For Life page reads: "We all think that we can't get cancer, but WE can and WE do (sic).
"If more money was put into research, my sister might not be as ill as she is. I'm very grateful for all sponsorship and it's so lovely to see donations from people who don't know me but have followed Alice's story."
Top of the schoolgirl's bucket list was to "make everyone sign up to be a bone marrow donor".