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Leigh Purnell

Date of Birth: 20/07/1987

Leigh was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. After attending Stafford College for his A levels went to Aston University to study Technology and Enterprise Management, during this time Leigh has been a High Ropes instructor for a summer camp in the USA, travelled twice to East Africa running community projects ans visited parts of North Africa, accumulating over 7 months abroad in 3 years. Leigh has also combined his university degree with creating and running many charity projects, raising over £54,000 directly in 2 years.

Johno Ellison

Date of Birth: 26/05/1983

Johno grew up in Yorkshire, England. After leaving school he trained as a helicopter pilot for four years before changing career direction and attending Aston University to study Sustainable Product Design. It was here that he met the other team members and developed a keen interest in travel and photography.He has travelled widely including backpacking around South America, hitchhiking through the Balkans and driving to Kazakhstan.

Paul Archer

Date of Birth: 19/03/1987

Paul grew up in Gloucester, England. On leaving school he worked in Ghana as a secondary school teacher for six months before hitchhiking and using local transport to cross West Africa and the Sahara desert, via Timbuktu, to Morocco. Balancing his Business studies at Aston University with other trips and expeditions he has climbed Kilimanjaro, Kayaked the White Nile, Snow boarded the Himalayas and started an ongoing volunteer project in Uganda. Paul left us but returned to us at the start of January 2011 after realising taxi driving is more adventurous than a job in the city.
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