The Quadrathlon is a charity event. It is not only an opportunity for you to challenge and push yourself but also, and very importantly, to raise money for the event charities! A substantial amount is contributed by The Artemis Charitable Foundation towards running the event in order that much needed funds are then raised for the chosen event charities.
In addition to the registration fee, EACH team member pledges to raise a minimum of £450 (in a Team of Two aiming for Gold or Silver) or £250 (in a Relay Team doing any distance or a Team of Two doing Bronze) in sponsorship for the elected charities. As per the Event Regulations fundraising for other charities is not permitted and any money raised for other charities will not count towards your fundraising goal.
Artemis has nominated two charities to benefit from the 2019 Quadrathlon:
Mercy Corps, an international development charity working in over 40 countries worldwide helping people to turn the crises of natural disaster, poverty and conflict into opportunities for progress.
Mary's Meals, an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education.
Each team member doing the Gold or Silver route (in a Team of Two) is required to raise a minimum of £450. For those who have opted for the Bronze route or are participating in a Relay Team, the minimum required is £250. These amounts are in addition to paying the registration fee. We appreciate that fundraising can be a challenge in itself so we provide inspiration and help through your Welcome Pack, Fundraising Pack, and newsletters and we are always on hand to help where we can. Don’t be put off, it’s a lot more achievable than you might first think!
We ask that every participant uses the event’s online fundraising system (Virgin Money Giving) in order that the Artemis Charitable Foundation (registered Charity Number SC037857) can allocate funding between the two nominated charities. Direct donations to the event charities, or individual fundraising pages spread over all the alternative fundraising sites causes the charities considerable administration time to manage so please do everything through the Virgin Money Giving fundraising pages wherever possible.
It is a quick and seamless online experience — you will land on your very own, fully functional, fundraising page if you click the personalised link sent to you by SiEntries after the registration process. And we’ve already done all the hard work for you: generic text, photos and videos are all set up so even the busiest person can start fundraising straight away. If you have a spare moment, we would definitely encourage you to personalise your fundraising page, have some fun with it and maximise your donations!
You can fundraise as an individual, team or both. If you want to fundraise as a Team, one team member should click their personalised link sent from SiEntries, and then personalise the page to ensure its clear which Team Members it belongs to.
Once you are registered and have set up your fundraising account you can send emails, track sponsors, add offline donations, thank sponsors, revise your fundraising target and see how you are doing in the fundraising tables! You can access your online account via the link in your welcome email.
All sponsorship cheques must be made payable to 'Artemis Charitable Foundation' who will allocate the funds between the two nominated event charities.
Please ensure that you add any cheques as an offline donation to your online fundraising page and send it, with details of who (or which Team) it should be allocated to, to:
Artemis Charitable Foundation, 42 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HA
The cheques will then be verified on your online account before they are paid into the Foundations bank account. To assist with allocating the sponsorship monies to the correct team/person, you may wish to collate all your donations before sending them to the address above. Please don’t send cash.
Gift Aid allows us to maximise the benefit from your donations. This means that for every pound you give, we get an extra 25 pence from the Inland Revenue, helping your donation go further. Please be sure to include your postal code in order to register for this option. This may not sound like much but think of it this way, if you raise £500, Gift Aid will increase it to £625. So to ensure that you don’t miss out on this fantastic scheme, make sure your sponsors tick the gift aid box and include their name and full home postal address including postcode, if they are eligible.