Chatteris teen to do 63 mile Norfolk coastal trek in fancy dress for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:56 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:56 11 February 2013

Leo Taylor will hike the Norfolk Coast Path

Leo Taylor will hike the Norfolk Coast Path

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A CHATTERIS teen will walk the Norfolk Coast Path wearing a brightly coloured morph suit at the end of this month.

Gap year student Leo Taylor will undertake the epic 63 mile three-day trek in support of a project that tackles poverty in Burkina Faso.

The 18 year-old will travel to Burkina Faso in April to work on a development programme for three months.

Taylor said: “My hiking expedition is a way of making sure developing countries can continue to benefit from the work of future volunteers, so it’s vital I reach my target.

“I’ve been training hard in the gym in preparation for the walk and I’m hoping everyone will give generously as a result of my effort.

“This is a unique opportunity to work alongside people from a different culture who have requested help from young UK volunteers to fight poverty and make a difference where it’s needed most.

“I’m really excited to get out there.”

Taylor has secured a place on the government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) scheme, which allows young people aged 18-25 to contribute to long-term development projects in countries like Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Nepal.

To sponsor Leo visit www.justgiving.com/leo-taylor1

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