Danny MacAskill is without doubt one of the world’s hottest stunt cyclists, a person whose death-defying exploits have introduced international fame.
And now it has turn into clear there’s adventurous spirit is in his household’s DNA after his mom revealed she is flying to Zambia to go to a mission which helps teenage moms.
Anne MacAskill mentioned she is relishing the possibility to witness the inspirational and empowering work which is being carried out in Kanyama – a district on the sting of the African nation’s capital, Lusaka.
The 71-year-old, from Dunvegan, Skye, is a member of the Church of Scotland Guild which has donated greater than £40,000 to the Journeying Collectively mission.
Run by the United Church of Zambia, it helps 50 women who reside in a densely-populated space which is usually struck by extreme flooding throughout the wet season.
Poor drainage and sanitation – only a few properties have bogs – can result in outbreaks of cholera and dysentery with infants and babies most in danger.
However the mission, run by Deaconess Mable Sitchali, gives core coaching in important expertise resembling diet, parenting and intercourse schooling and works to construct confidence within the women and problem social injustice.
Mrs MacAskill, a member of Bracadale and Duirinish Parish Church, mentioned her son, knowledgeable road trials rider, is totally behind her determination to go to Zambia.
She added: “His father says that he takes his adventurous spirit from me, however I’ve at all times reckoned that the antics we used to stand up to on Fife farms once I was wee have been fairly regular.
“Daniel is completely satisfied to help me and I’m actually wanting ahead to seeing the mission in motion and assembly the younger moms and Mable Sitchali.”
Mabel Wallace, session clerk of Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church in Fort William, can also be occurring the nine-day journey on the finish of this month.
The 66-year-old, who works with Lochaber Residents Recommendation Bureau, is wanting ahead to visiting Kanyama the place 51% of the inhabitants – round 365,000 individuals – are below 18 and there are solely 5 main colleges and one highschool.
Mrs Wallace mentioned: “I’m very excited to be given this chance to go to and see first-hand how the cash the guild people have given is getting used.
“Will probably be nice to see how the mission is working to help the women and their youngsters.”