Leo’s morph hike

Leo Taylor
Leo Taylor

A Chatteris teenager on his gap year is hiking 63 miles along the Norfolk coastal path in three days, dressed in a brightly coloured morph suit.

Leo Taylor (18) is taking up the challenge later this month to raise money to help tackle poverty in Burkina Faso. He will travel to Burkina Faso in April to work on a development programme for three months, after securing a place on the government-funded International Citizen Service (ICS) scheme.

ICS allows people aged 18-25 to contribute to long-term development projects in countries like Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Nepal.

Leo 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.

“The project I’m working on is run by the development charity, International Service and aims to educate people about HIV and AIDS. To sponsor Leo visit www.justgiving.com/leo-taylor1