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Jamie Common’s on his bike to tackle African poverty

The plight of people in a West African country has inspired a Brighton man to cycle to Portsmouth to raise money.

Jamie Common is taking on the challenge on January 19 to support a project that tackles poverty in Burkina Faso.

The 22-year-old will travel to the country to work on the development programme for 12 weeks as part of the govern-|ment-funded International Citizen Service (ICS).

Afterwards he will take part in an Action at Home Project, ensuring his new skills also benefit his home community.

Jamie said: “I’ve been cycling everywhere I go in preparation for it and have managed to get a couple of friends to do it with me so it would be brilliant if people were able to donate generously.”

To sponsor Jamie visit www.justgiving.com/Jamie-Common1.

To find out more about ICS or to apply, visit www.ics-uk.org.uk or call 0208 780 7400.

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