Wythenshawe Woman Named in Queen's New Year's Honours List

31 December 2011, 10:08

A woman from Wythenshawe who's raised thousands for sick children has been named in the Queen's New Year's honours list.

A woman from Wythenshawe who's raised thousands for sick children has been named in the Queen's New Year's honours list.

Kirsty Ann Ashton - who's 21 - has been awarded the MBE for services to children and families.

She's working on a £100000 campaign to grant the wishes of seriously and terminally ill youngsters.

All this, despite the fact Kirsty suffers from an incurable genetic condition herself.

Kisrty says "When I received the letter about the MBE I was extremely shocked - and it was a great honour to receive it...I'm sill proper buzzing and it's still a big shock!"

Kirsty's mum Julie says the awards well deserved "Although Kirsty can't see it, we see what she goes through every day.  You know, behind the door, the pain she's in.  Yet she'll still continue to do what she's doing for other people".

 

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