If you are anything like me, with less than two months to go until the quad, your mind will be on the impending physical challenge that we all will soon face. It is easy to forget in the midst of this challenge the reason why we signed up for The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon – to raise money for two worthwhile charities. Along with the physical battle which we must overcome on the day we are also required to raise £450 each (in a team of two) towards Mary’s Meals and Mercy Corps. For two so-called professional fundraisers; Mary’s Meals team “Quadrophenia” has a lot to live up to!
Recently, Mary’s Meals launched our film Generation Hope online. This award-winning film tells the stories of some of the young people who received and enjoyed the benefits of Mary’s Meals as children and are now partof a new generation beginning to find its voice and build a brighter future.
We jumped at the chance to use Generation Hope to raise awareness of Mary’s Meals and our epic challenge by hosting a film night in our office. This was a fantastic opportunity to tell our colleagues some humiliating stories from our Loch Tay training sessions and show them the life changing difference that their donation can make.
To see the great work that Mary’s Meals does in 14 countries throughout the world, you can watch our film Generation Hope here.
See what your fundraising can achieve!
Last year, Quad participants raised crucial funds for our projects around the world. Watch this video and see how Mercy Corps helped transformed the lives of 30 million people in 2016, and be inspired in knowing that your fundraising will create lasting change. Set up your Virgin Giving page, encourage your friends and families to donate, and join us in empowering people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.