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FAMILY PREPARES CYCLE CHALLENGE IN MEMORY OF JOE

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23 AUG

FAMILY PREPARES CYCLE CHALLENGE IN MEMORY OF JOE

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RAISING MONEY FOR 'CRY'

A CHEADLE family is preparing for a gruelling cycle challenge in memory of tragic teenager Joe Leyland.
The 16-year-old collapsed and died following cardiac failure just days after collecting his GCSE results almost exactly a year ago.
Now dad Ian, his uncle David and cousin Philip are planning a 135-mile cycle challenge to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) – the charity that has supported the family since the discovery of the rare condition that led to Joe’s sad death.
The trio will work in relay to complete the challenge on a static bike outside Morrisons supermarket in Cheadle – a distance equivalent to riding from Cheadle to the headquarters of CRY, in Leatherhead, Surrey.
They’ll will begin their challenge outside Morrisons at 7am on Saturday (August 26) and are expecting to complete the 135 miles by 10pm the same day.
Joe’s mum Maria and sister Charlotte will be on hand with collection buckets throughout the challenge while supporters can also donate online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Charlotte-Leyland1
Maria said: “We started raising money in October last year and so far we’ve raised £14,500, which is incredible considering it has all come from the generosity of people in the Cheadle area.
“We are such a close-knit community and everybody has supported us.”
Money raised by the family will be used to provide an annual screening day for anyone aged between 14 and 35. Each day costs £5,000 and the first is planned for June 2018 at Painsley Catholic College.
Other fund-raising efforts for CRY include a Body Shop party at Cheadle Cricket Club on September 22 and an indoor car boot sale at Cheadle’s Guild Hall on October 21.

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