12-hour cycle challenge raises thousands

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for a seriously ill boy by a brother and sister from Clevedon.

Haley and Greg Langson collected sponsorship after cycling on exercise bikes for 12 hours at the Congresbury hotel, Doubletree by Hilton at Cadbury House.

The brother and sister have so far raised �2,000 for the Harvey Hext appeal, which they still hope to add to.

The family of four-year-old Harvey Hext from Winford need to raise �300,000 to pay for pioneering treatment overseas.

He suffers from Down’s Syndrome and neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer which attacks the nervous system.


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So far Harvey has undergone more than 100 days of chemotherapy, an operation to remove a tumour and has spent a month inside a lead-lined room undergoing radiotherapy.

But the cancer is still with him, and while it is not a terminal illness, further treatment for him is not available in the UK. His parents now hope to raise enough money to pay for treatment available in Germany or America.

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Haley, aged 29, and Greg, aged 26, decided to raise money for Harvey after hearing about his plight at another fundraising event.

Haley said: “I just thought Harvey’s story was so sad.

“The challenge was a lot harder than we thought but it went really well.”

* Anyone wishing to still sponsor Haley and Greg can visit www.bmycharity.com/HaleyandGregbikeride

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