The Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon was launched in 1999 and still going with about 400 participants each year. It is sponsored by Artemis Investment Management. Over the years it has supported Mercy Corps (international emergency relief), Mary’s Meals (feeds children at school in a number of countries) and Cyrenians (a homeless charity in Edinburgh that Lindsay Whitelaw knows more about).
The Quadrathlon is Scotland’s toughest one day event and involves swimming, running, kayaking and cycling. Including match funding from EEC and DFID it will have generated over 8 million pounds by the end of this year (before additional match funding) – most going to Mercy Corps in Pakistan, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Timor Leste, Nepal (four projects), Indonesia, India, Burma, Columbia – representatives of Wild Fox Events have gone to visit most of these projects at the expense of Wild Fox Events so that we can reassure fundraisers that money is being spent where it is needed. The Quadrathlon now feeds 14,000 children every day at school in Malawi and Liberia, via Mary’s Meals. Wild Fox and Artemis also sponsors a separate school in Kalimpong, India via Mary’s Meals. The Quadrathlon also supports Cyrenians a homeless charity in Edinburgh.