A GP from Churchfield’s Surgery in Bromsgrove is taking on a cycling challenge in Malawi to raise money for the charity Mothers2Mothers.

Pia-Sophie Wool, is taking on the challenge along with her husband Heath, and their three-year-old daughter Isabella to raise money for the charity, which trains up HIV positive mothers to mentor other mothers, in a bid to try and decrease the spread of HIV from mother to child.

Pia said: “In my past life I was a paediatrician who did a lot of humanitarian and charity work in Africa particularly working with HIV infected mothers and children.

“I now have a three-year-old and apart from missing Africa, (having caught the ‘African Bug’) I also want to share my past experiences with her. So she can realise how lucky she is, but also and mainly to meet children who have little or , but are still some of the most cheerful and happy kids I have ever met.

“I would like her to realise how much we can help those who need it and how good it feels to do so.”

The challenge will take cyclists on a four day journey through Malawi from tea plantations in the southern highlands of Conforzi to the higher altitude of the Zomba Plateau, finishing the ride on the shoreline of Lake Malawi at Cape Maclear, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and dropping in on several of the charity’s projects along the way.

While Pia cycles, Isabella will be taking part in a parallel scheme for children to visit projects and exchange experiences with the local children.

So far Pia has already raised more than £3,600 for the charity and she’s hoping to bring the total up to £5,000 with a series of events being organised around Bromsgrove and her home in Droitwich, and she has already been sponsored by Little Kickers Football and her husband’s work Design Rule.

To add to her fundraising efforts, visit justgiving.com/Pia-Sophie-Wool.