A fun, fundraising challenge was embraced by the Trinity community this Summer, in the absence of our annual Sports Day.

Staff, students, and their families were invited to accumulate the distance to Malawi by running, walking or cycling 7,346 miles – the distance to our partner school in Chipwepwete.

“When you combine the staff distances with the pupils and parents we have in fact clocked up 11,811 miles which means we have run a long way past Chipwepwete and much of the way home again,” points out Matt Richbell, Director of Co-Curricular Activities. “In fact, by now, we would be in the middle of the Sahara again, half-way through Algeria… It is an amazing achievement.”

Mr Richbell points out that, with Gift Aid, the school community has raised close to £2,000 – but we are hoping to raise more.

The virtual run was set up, not only as motivation to remain active during the school closure, but also to raise much needed funds for children in both Malawi and the UK, who need food and support during this difficult time.

All money raised will be split between two worthy charities, The Trussell Trust for UK projects and The Trinity Malazi Project through Hope4Malawi. The Trussell Trust provides emergency food and support to people locked in poverty in the UK, while The Trinity Malawi Project enables us to continue to support our partnership school.

You can show your support for this great cause on the fundraising page.

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