Alice Pyne's mother to be reunited with lost necklace
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.
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.
"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.