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6th July 2019

The Difference Being Made

The Difference Mercy Corps and Mary’s Meals are Making

On behalf of the thousands of vulnerable people you are helping the across the world, we would like to thank you. Your fundraising means that Mercy Corps and Mary’s Meals are able to reach out to those suffering both hardship and disaster, giving the resource necessary so they may work their way out of poverty and into hope.For more than 30 years, Mercy Corps has believed in the power of people to transform their own lives. We work in more than 40 countries and know that unlocking opportunity for people in crisis is the most effective way to build up communities and permanent paths out of poverty.Your fundraising will change lives. Thank you for taking one small step (or thousands of steps on the Quad!) to help people step up out of crisis.

Inside Syria, Mercy Corps is reaching around 570,000 people every month with critical support like food, water and hygiene supplies. Despite the ongoing conflict, our teams continue to help people cope amidst war. Here and in the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Lebanon, Mercy Corps is reaching over 4 million people – including the communities struggling to host them – with long term support such as education, psychosocial support and employment support.

In Europe, in Greece and across the mainland transit routes, we are able to help people on the move, desperately seeking safety by helping them access the information they need to make decisions about what steps to make next and what services are available to help them.

Because of you – no matter what or where the crisis may be– Mercy Corps is able to help families be independent and not dependant. Dignity. Choice. Autonomy. Your fundraising helps us give these vital things back to those in crisis.

Mary’s Meals works with communities in some of the world’s most impoverished areas to set upand deliver school feeding programmes that provide one nutritious daily meal in a place of education for hungry children where children so often miss school because of hunger and poverty. 1,101,206 children receive Mary’s Meals around the world, as well as their teachers,families, and wider communities. Thanks to the commitment and fundraising efforts of Quad competitors Mary’s Meals is able to provide vital support to over 7,600 chronically hungry children in Malawi. It costs just £12.20 to feed a child with Mary’s Meals for a whole school year and we are committed to spending at least 93p of every £1 donated directly on our charitable activities.

Ben is ten years old and from Malawi. When his father died, his mother struggled to find food for the family, he recalls often going to bed hungry and never having breakfast. However, since he started receiving Mary’s Meals, his studies have improved and he has more energy. Ben says, “Since Mary’s Meals, I no longer concentrate on my problems as I am able to enjoy my studies in class. My vision is to build a better house for my family and look after my mother.”

You are giving a gift of hope to Ben and children just like him.

We have some handy hints and tips that can help you with your fundraising, please click here to find out how to Fundraise in a Day!

Thank you so much for all the effort you have put into participating in the Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon and for supporting Mercy Corps and Mary’s Meals. Together, we are making a difference.

Best of luck.

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