Giorgio, 18, hits the heights to fund trip

Giorgio Liessi-Pimm
Giorgio Liessi-Pimm

A Bridlington teenager will climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours to fund a 10-week volunteering placement in Asia.

Giorgio Liessi-Pimm is looking to scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon on Tuesday.

The 18-year-old, who has just finished his studies at Headlands School, is looking to swap Bridlington for Bangladesh this summer.

He has never been out of Euorpe before but said he was looking forward to the placement, which is centred around the theme of governance, and will help local people access jobs and healthcare.

He said: “I have recently finished sixth form and am now hoping to pursue a volunteering placement in Bangladesh with International Citizen Service, so that I can help those who need it.

“The 10-week placement will begin from June 10 and will focus on improving the lives of the local communities of Bangladesh.

“I am very much looking forward to the placement and as part of the project, I am required to raise £1,500 .”

He is hoping the Three Peaks challenge will raise the bulk of that money.

Giorgio added: “I want to get fitter and this seemed like a good challenge. I didn’t want to do something like a skydive because that would be too much fun and this is much more gruelling.”

Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/giorgio-liessi-pimm