Hundreds of quadrathletes are already in intense training in the lead up to this year’s Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, and Mary’s Meals is now looking for volunteers to help the event run smoothly.
Taking place on 12th July 2014, the Quad is an extreme fitness event comprising swimming, walking/running, kayaking, and cycling, all in the beautiful setting of Loch Tay in the Scottish Highlands.
Mary’s Meals is a joint beneficiary of this event, along with Mercy Corps, so every penny fundraised by competitors will go a long way to helping the lives of people living in some of the world’s poorest communities.
For Mary’s Meals, Quad fundraising covers the cost of feeding every child in seven Malawian schools annually, and now four schools in Liberia—an incredible feat, making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of children every school day.
Twelve-year-old Veston attends Thawale School in Malawi, where the daily meal is sponsored by Quad funding. He lives in a very small house along with his four brothers and three sisters, without running water or electricity.
Every school day, Veston sets off for school on an empty stomach; before, this would have made his lessons unbearable and he would often have been unable to attend.
Now, Veston is eager to go to school, safe in the knowledge that he will receive a cup of porridge from Mary’s Meals between classes to alleviate his hunger.
He smiles broadly as he says: “I feel much stronger now and I can concentrate on my lessons. Because of the porridge, I am strong enough to go out and play with my friends too.”
Every Quad participant is helping us make hunger a thing of the past by offering real hope for the future through education to the children in all of the 11 Quad schools.
If you would like to help make the Quadrathlon a success this year, we are now looking for volunteers to get involved—helping with everything, from handing out water and cake to cheering competitors on as they cross the finish line!
If you would like to volunteer your time or find out more, please contact our fundraising officer Aislinn Graham on Aislinn.firstname.lastname@example.org for details.