Former North Walsham High deputy head gets on his bike for charity

A former north Norfolk deputy head is set to get on his bike for charity riding from Lands End to John O'Groats.

David Speck, a former deputy head teacher at North Walsham High School, is setting out on the motorcycle ride on Monday, March 28, hoping to raise as much as he can for The Eve Appeal, which supports research into gynaecological cancers.

He is hoping to raise in excess of �500 with his efforts, and says he is doing the ride to honour a close friend who is battling cervical cancer.

He will be taking part in the ride alongside John Catton, a former head teacher at the high school who he used to work with.

The pair hope to complete the ride and arrive in John O'Groats by Friday, April 1.

It will not be the first time the pair have completed the trek together, first doing it around 11 years ago to help raise money for North Walsham High School's bid to gain specialist status in the performing arts.

Their efforts that time raised more than �1,000.

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Mr Speck, 59, who has battled cancer himself in the past, has also done a solo bike ride to help raise funds for the restoration of St Michael's Church in Swanton Abbott, where he lives, again raising more than �1,000.

He said: 'As a retired deputy headteacher of North Walsham High School I am hoping that students, parents, colleagues, and friends who worked with me will get behind my fundraising efforts.'

Donations can be made via Mr Speck's justgiving page at