Alice Pyne's mother to be reunited with lost necklace

Vicky Pyne's necklace Image copyright Vicky Pyne
Image caption The necklace was moulded with the fingerprints of Alice and her sister, Milly

A woman is to be reunited with a necklace given to her by her terminally-ill daughter after losing it while on holiday in New York.

Vicky Pyne, of Ulverston, Cumbria launched an internet appeal to trace the necklace, which was a gift from her daughter Alice.

It was found by a couple in the city's 34th Street.

Alice Pyne died in January 2013, aged 17, after a battle with Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Image copyright Vicky Pyne
Image caption Vicky Pyne has spoken of her relief

In an interview with news channel NBC 4, Freddy and Emelie Ortiz said they found the necklace after stopping in the street to adjust their daughter's sock.

Mr Oritz said he then saw the appeal on NBC 4's Facebook page.

Ms Pyne said: "When I realised it was gone I immediately put messages on Facebook and Twitter and things quickly snowballed.

'Means everything'

"Alice's profile still has thousands of followers so I hoped the message would get out there.

"It's precious, it means everything to me. I haven't got Alice with me, but the necklace is the next-best thing."

Ms Pyne received an email telling her the necklace had been found after returning from the four-day trip to New York last week.

It is currently in the possession of NBC 4 and she is hoping to be reunited with it shortly.

After being told her illness was terminal, Alice launched an appeal for people in the UK to sign up as a bone marrow donor and raised more than £100,000 for charity.

In 2012, she and her sister, Milly, were awarded the British Empire Medal for their efforts.

Image copyright Vicky Pyne
Image caption Alice Pyne was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at the age of 13
Image copyright NBC
Image caption Freddy and Emelie Ortiz said they found the necklace on a New York street

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