BIDEFORDS 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. Johns 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 Clovellys top car park and arrived in Westward Ho! in time for a late lunch after six-and-a-half hours. Walking over the pebbles wasnt easy but they managed it with only one sprained ankle and quite severe leg strain but the injured pair didnt 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.