Teenager Sacha MacInnes really is set to put her back into helping those in need in Africa.
For the 17 year old is planning to head off to Kenya next year to help improve the lives of local people there but first she needs to raise the cash to cover her costs.
So on Saturday (August 20) she will be joining forces with a group of other Skye Sailing Club Cadets who have all committed to the sponsored challenge of sailing dinghies around the island of Raasay, in what will be their first open-water dinghy sailing challenge and a significant achievement in its own right for each of them.
A member of Skye Sailing Club, Sacha needs to raise £2,000 before the planned trip in June 2017
On her Just Giving page, where donations can be made, Sacha said: “I have recently completed my silver Duke of Edinburgh and am now working on Gold.
“For Gold I need to complete a residential of a minimum of five days. I have chosen to do a two-week voluntary trip to Kenya next June. Whilst out there I will work at local community projects situated in impoverished areas of Nakuru.
“I will be helping with manual labour and sports coaching at a local school. In order to generate the funds required to go on the trip I will be saving and fundraising over the coming months, and I am asking you to kindly support me on my way”
Joining Sacha for the sponsored row will be Corrina Coll, Murphy Henderson, Kenneth Nicolson, Chloe Urquhart and Chris Whatley, who have all also pledged to support her cause