Inspiring teenagers support Chemo Appeal

Fund raising officer Julie Whitton, Shay Rowtcliff, Tate Rowtcliff, Liam Levary and Chemotherapy Reg

Fund raising officer Julie Whitton, Shay Rowtcliff, Tate Rowtcliff, Liam Levary and Chemotherapy Registered Nurse Gemma Abercrombie. - Credit: Archant

Purple Patch: Tate and Liam from Torrington are inspired by cancer battles in their own families to get on their bikes to raise money.

TORRINGTON teenagers Tate Rowtcliff and Liam Levary have raised £678 for the Chemothrapy Appeal after two long distance bike rides.

Tate, 15, was determined to show his support for mum Trina Bailey, who was receiving treatment for cancer – he even got a job to save up for a bicycle so he could do a sponsored bike rode.

He cycled from Torrington to Barnstaple to Braunton, to Bideford, Westward Ho! and back to Torrington, a total of 39.9 miles.

His friend Liam, also 15 and a fellow student at Torrington School, also wanted to raise money for the appeal as he too had a family member with cancer. A few weeks later they joined forces on another cycle ride from Torrington to Barnstaple and back on the Tarka Trail.


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