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Featherstone graduate off to Tanzania

Joe Slater from Featherstone. Fundraising for a 10 week charity trip to Tanzania by running from Featherstone to Flamborough.
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Joe Slater from Featherstone. Fundraising for a 10 week charity trip to Tanzania by running from Featherstone to Flamborough. p303a430

University graduate Joe Slater will jet off to foreign shores later this year after completing a history degree.

But the trip will be no ordinary post-university holiday for the 21-year-old, who has just graduated from the University of Hull.

Mr Slater, of Featherstone, will travel to Tanzania in October and work with communities in the Singida region.

He said: “It’s not a normal holiday for a 21-year-old university graduate to take but I have been wanting to do something like this for a while.

“It will be a fantastic opportunity for me and it’s something I want to do for the rest of my life so I’m really looking forward to it.”

The ten-week trip has been organised by the charity Raleigh International.

He added: “I will be teaching people over there about hygiene and sanitation because diseases spread.

“I have always been quite a giver and donated money to charity but I just think it’ll be so good to be there and get my hands dirty.

“It’s all well and good sending some money to charity but to actually see the work being done will mean a lot to me.”

Mr Slater, of Robbins Terrace, needs to raise £800 for the charity to be able to go on the trip.

As part of his fundraising he will run 75 miles from his home to Flamborough, near Bridlingtonon Saturday, August 9.

He added: “I have been acitive since I was 18, when I did my first marathon.

“I did the exact same run last year but this time I am doing it non-stop. It’s going to be very tough but I’m looking forward to it.”

To sponsor Mr Slater visit www.justgiving.com/Joseph-Slater3

 

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