Vicky Pyne[ BACK ]

Vicky is blessed to have a very tolerant husband and two wonderful girls, Alice and Milly. They live with their two Labradors, Mabel and Lottie, in the beautiful English Lake District.

Vicky loves the outdoors, is a keen photographer and would say that her greatest accomplishment in life is becoming a mother. Vicky’s eldest daughter Alice hit the headlines when she created an internet blog called ‘Alice’s Bucket List’ in which she describes how she has been fighting cancer for the last four years and her wish list of things to do. She has terminal Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – a cancer of the lymphatic system. Vicky’s youngest daughter Milly has raised over £100,000 for charity. The two girls are constantly plotting and planning their next venture together. Unfortunately, Milly is no stranger to illness herself having been born with a rare genetic condition called Crouzon's Syndrome - where the bones in her skull were fused at birth.

Vicky inspires her daughters and those that meet her. Vicky’s first ever solo fundraising attempt was as an eight year old - she raised enough money to buy a tin of Rose's chocolates for the local children's home. At 13, she was the highest fundraiser for the National Lifeboats and was rewarded by participating in a launching on one of their boats. Vicky left school, did secretarial college - hated it so decided to go travelling. She initially worked in the civil service then ran her own business full-time until Milly was born. Her medical condition meant she had to sell the business and more or less live at Great Ormond Street on and off for several years. During those years, the family became very committed to fundraising for GOSH. As Milly's condition stabilised, Alice was diagnosed with cancer, in 2007, and since then, besides take care of the girls, she has helped fundraise for many cancer related charities. She also works full-time on fundraising and events for Alice's charity. Vicky loves a challenge and has participated in several fundraising treks and in 5 weeks’ time, she is flying out to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro.