Liam shows his pedal power

Honiton Community College student completes cycling challenge to pay tribute to his uncle Ray.

A young fund-raiser from Honiton has shown his pedal power after cycling around East Devon in memory of his uncle.

Liam Crawford, who attends Honiton Community College, raised �285 for Marie Curie Cancer Care to pay tribute to his uncle, Ray Emerson, who died of cancer two years ago.

The 14-year-old cycled from Honiton to Sidmouth to Seaton and Lyme Regis.

Liam said: “It was in memory of my uncle who died due to cancer - I was really close to him and wanted to do it for him.

“I did the bike ride in one day and I was very tired out.”

He also raised money at his bowls club in Honiton where he got people to sponsor him.

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However, Liam admits he was not expecting to raise as much as he did.

“It was a nice surprise when we counted up all the money - it was unbelievable,” he adds.

Liam presented the money to Marie Curie’s community fund-raiser Sarah Washington.