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Cycling in Livingstone's footsteps

A team of 30 jets out today (Friday May 10) to Malawi, where they will cycle 400km in aid of EMMS International.

The group, including Church of Scotland minister the Rev Dave Slater, will ride from Monkey Bay on Lake Malawi to Mulanje Mission Hospital, on the slopes of Mount Mulanje in the south of the country.

The aim is to raise £62,000 for a Primary Healthcare Programme run from the Mission Hospital. Through education and preventative measures such as simple hygiene training, providing safe water and anti-mosquito spraying, this will raise the standard of health in 72 villages around the area.

In David Livingstone’s bicentenary year, the group includes two of Livingstone’s descendants – Moira Barkley and Ishbel Murdoch. Also on the team is journalist Catherine Airley, who will be blogging about the experience here.

Mr Slater is the minister of Gartcosh linked with Glenboig. His fundraising page is here.

EMMS International has its origins in the Edinburgh Association for Sending Medical Aid to Foreign Countries, established in 1842. It provides health and education in Malawi, India and Nepal.


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