Could you help teach a new skill to raise money for charity?

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and raise money.And Norfolk is the next stop for Nick Street, Alice Albery and Matthew Bowen, all from Poole, Dorset, as they ask talented people in each county to teach them a skill. - Credit: Jake Baggaley

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and raise money.

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and raise money.And Norfolk is the next stop for Nick Street, Alice Albery and Matthew Bowen, all from Poole, Dorset, as they ask talented people in each county to teach them a skill. - Credit: Jake Baggaley

And Norfolk is the next stop for Nick Street, Alice Albery and Matthew Bowen, all from Poole, Dorset, as they ask talented people in each county to teach them a skill.

The trio, all in their late twenties, hope to be taught at least one lesson in every county of the UK over the course of the next year and will donate £10 to Alzheimer's Society for every lesson they receive.

The trio have learned how to turn wood, breakdance, bake bread and ring church bells so far - among other lessons - and are hoping to find a talented person in our county to teach them something new.

And as they have all lost relatives to Alzheimer's they're using this challenge to raise funds to support current and future sufferers.

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and

It is a challenge which is taking three friends across the country, in a bid to learn new skills and raise money.And Norfolk is the next stop for Nick Street, Alice Albery and Matthew Bowen, all from Poole, Dorset, as they ask talented people in each county to teach them a skill. - Credit: Jake Baggaley


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They're also trying to highlight the need to create more well-rounded people in the UK, with a broader range of skills.

Mr Street said: 'When you look at our parents' or grandparents' generation, they were expected to have a broad skill set. Our generation, however, has been pushed to learn skills only to pass exams or for career progression, and learning skills for jobs doesn't necessarily create well-balanced individuals.'

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'It's our view that learning extra-curricular skills can be a release from stresses of everyday life, and lead to confidence, happiness and personal progression. It's also a great way to meet new friends. It's our belief that you see the best side of people when they're sharing something they're passionate about.'

Miss Albery added: 'We can't wait to meet ordinary people with extraordinary talents. We can't think of a better way to see the UK, and it'll be great to raise money for an amazing cause that's close to all our hearts. We've all known people who've suffered with Alzheimer's or dementia and have seen the devastating effect these diseases can have on a life.'

Mr Bowen said: 'We can be in Norfolk as early as next week, but really hope to have received a lesson there by the end of November.'

If you think you can offer a lesson to the group, there's no need to be a qualified teacher, as long as you are passionate about what you do.

Lessons will be one-offs and can be as long or short as the teacher's diary allows.

Skills teachers can register their interest, and see examples of previous lessons taught, at www.teach-us.uk

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