Teacher’s fundrais­ing mis­sion in mem­ory of for­mer col­league

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A TEACHER from Tyther­ing­ton High School took on a mam­moth bike ride in mem­ory of a for­mer col­league.

Dave Bowyer, who teaches at the school, trav­elled from More­cambe in Lan­cashire to Bridling­ton in York­shire for the Coast to Coast Challenge.

The challenge was prompted by Dave’s for­mer col­league Jo Adam­son, who sadly died from cancer, with the money raised from the challenge go­ing to Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port.

Dave said: “A wet and windy Satur­day morn­ing saw the be­gin­ning of a 175-mile cy­cle ride from More­cambe to Bridling­ton on the east coast of Eng­land.

“The route took in Set­tle, Ripon, Stam­ford Bridge and York among oth­ers.

“Sadly, last De­cem­ber Tyther­ing­ton lost one of its for­mer teach­ers, Jo Adam­son to cancer.

“Jo was a much-liked and re­spected mem­ber of staff, who loved teach­ing and had a real pas­sion for her sub­ject of Drama.

“The coast to coast ride was con­ceived as a way to raise money in aid of Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port, an or­gan­i­sa­tion which does fan­tas­tic work for peo­ple liv­ing with cancer.

“Af­ter dip­ping a toe in the Ir­ish and North seas, along with a few steep hills, over £800 was raised in mem­ory of an amaz­ing teacher, col­league and friend.”

Dave added: “It was great to have the op­por­tu­nity to raise money for a fan­tas­tic char­ity in Macmil­lan Cancer Care, as well as honour­ing Jo’s mem­ory as a gifted teacher and col­league.

“The gen­er­ous sup­port from Tyther­ing­ton staff, friends and fam­ily was a fit­ting trib­ute to her . ”

●● John Tin­dall, Justin Raw­cliffe and Lee Greaves (ex Tyther­ing­ton teacher) and Dave Bowyer took part in the bike ride; inset, Dave Bowyer cy­cled in mem­ory of for­mer col­league Jo

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