King’s Lynn guitar teacher to climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Lee Bigland, from King's Lynn, is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for West Norfolk Mind.

Lee Bigland, from King's Lynn, is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for West Norfolk Mind. - Credit: Archant

Lee Bigland is preparing to take on Africa's tallest mountain to raise money for West Norfolk Mind.

The 23-year-old is a passionate fundraiser and his next challenge is to climb the 19,000ft Mount Kilimanjaro for the mental health charity.

He said: 'I hear a lot about the work of West Norfolk Mind through my teaching at the West Norfolk Academy of Music.

'Mental health is such an important issue. It affects so many people and the charity needs our support more than ever before.'

Mr Bigland, who lives in Marham, will fly to Tanzania for the trek in August. In the meantime, he is training by keeping fit and visiting areas of the country more mountainous than Norfolk to get used to hiking up slopes.


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He added: 'My two favourite things in life are music and helping other people. Speaking to the charity's service users and also its staff, I know that the money raised for West Norfolk Mind will go a long way in our local community.'

His last fundraising effort involved cycling from London to Paris for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. He raised over £1,500 for the cause.

To sponsor Mr Bigland, visit his Justgiving page.

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