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Kirsty's Royal appointment
1:30pm Friday 6th April 2012 in News
FORMER Trafford Young Citizen of the Year, Kirsty Ashton, has recieved her MBE for services to charity after a much anticipated and excited wait.
Kirsty got her hands on the award after raising over £98,000 for the When You Wish Upon A Star charity - one which is very close to her heart.
After a lifelong fight with neurofibromatosis (N.F) and scoliosis, Kirsty wanted to give something back to the organisation which funded a trip to Lapland - every child’s dream.
She has also written a book, ‘Kirsty’s Story’, which documents her life with the diseases.
“I went down to buckingham palace, I had a great day. I got it from the Queen, she was really nice”, said the former Altrincham College of Arts pupil.
“She congratulated me and asked me about what I’d done. I’m glad to finally have the award - I can show all my friends now and the people who have supported me.”