A fun, fundraising challenge has been set for the Trinity community to Run to Malawi (and possibly back again)!
In the absence of our annual Sports Day as a result of the school closure, students and their families are challenged to accumulate the distance to Malawi by running, walking or cycling 7,346 miles (the distance by land and sea to our partner school in Chipwepwete, Malawi).
We will be doing this, not only as motivation to remain active during the school closure, but also to raise much needed funds for children in Malawi and in the UK, who need food and support during this difficult time.
Everybody from the Trinity community is invited to contribute to this fundraising relay – pupils, staff, parents, family members, alumni. All money raised will be split between two worthy charities, The Trussell Trust for UK projects and The Trinity Malawi Project through Hope4Malawi.
This is going to be a fantastic challenge for all involved. We hope you will all join in. Please enter your distances the link below, you can enter as many times as you like as you and your family accumulate miles;
We would particularly encourage families to take part on the Weekend of 27 and 28 June where any distance run by pupils will also score points for their form as part of Sports Day.
Please consider making your own donation, or asking friends and family to sponsor your efforts by following this link
Further Information about how your money will be spent:
The Trussell Trust
The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty in the UK. Their aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK. Our Fourth Years have already supported this charity by collecting items for their foodbanks. By fundraising we will enable the Trust to address the increased need caused by COVID, but also to campaign to ultimately end the need for foodbanks in the UK.
The Trinity Malawi Project
We are all aware of the difficulties people at home we have been facing, but times are even harder than normal at Chipwepwete since the government halted the free school lunch programme we support. Thankfully, our local partner has been able to resume delivery of food and soap to vulnerable members of the community. An update can be found here. Your donations will enable us to continue to support our partnership school, where just £12 can support a child to have a free school lunch for a year.
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