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Merry men take on the pebbles for the Chemo Appeal

PUBLISHED: 20:08 06 July 2013

Intrepid walkers Simon Palmer, Richard Jeffery, Paul Short, Nick Luckett, John Ziepke, John Luckett, Dave Gibbons, Mike Murphy, Angie Murphy, Dan Garner and Ritchie Cutler.

Intrepid walkers Simon Palmer, Richard Jeffery, Paul Short, Nick Luckett, John Ziepke, John Luckett, Dave Gibbons, Mike Murphy, Angie Murphy, Dan Garner and Ritchie Cutler.

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Cancer survivor John Ziepke and friends walk the shoreline from Clovelly to Westward Ho!

BIDEFORD’S John Ziepke and his band of merry men walked their way from Clovelly to the Pier House at Westward Ho! along the scenic Atlantic Ocean beach in aid of the Chemotherapy Appeal.

Double cancer survivor John knows all too well the need for a new unit in the region and this is his latest bid to support the appeal after shaving off his hair and beard earlier this year.

John’s wife Malinda said: “John and his friends were determined to walk the route over the pebbles, a distance of 10-and-a-half miles.

They set off early at 7 am from Clovelly’s top car park and arrived in Westward Ho! in time for a late lunch after six-and-a-half hours.

“Walking over the pebbles wasn’t easy but they managed it with only one sprained ankle and quite severe leg strain but the injured pair didn’t give up.

“The weather was fantastic and at the end of it they were still all smiling.”

Appeal fund raising officer Julie Whitton added: “John and Malinda are fantastic supporters appeal. Earlier in the year John shaved off his hair and beard, and in total he has now raised more than £2,000.”

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