Earlier this month we held our first ever Trinity Giving Day, to raise funds for the Trinity Bursary Fund.

From Asia to the Americas, and across the time zones, newly-appointed alumni and parent ambassadors supported our Development and Alumni Team – sharing videos and stills of Trinity past and present, on social media.

The Team manned a bespoke website Trinity Gives, and kept a tally of funds from a number of specific challenges from The Oliver Berthoud Challenge, which encouraged alumni who attended the school during his Headmastership (1952-1972) to donate, to a special Trinity Parents and Friends, Covid-19 Response Fund, which was set up to provide temporary bursaries to support those families in financial distress due to the current pandemic.

The response to this event was truly remarkable, the team raised well over £100,000 over a 36-hour period. Highlights from the Giving Day were some stunning new recordings of our choirs singing in lockdown, wonderful performances by Drama students, footage from sports past and present and a beautiful new recording of the Trinity School Song, last used in the school in the late 1960s, but still sung to this day at the Founder’s Day Supper. Recordings were gathered together on our new dedicated Trinity Alumni YouTube channel. You can view the material shared during the campaign and what we achieved at www.TrinityGives.org.uk.

It was heartening to see the Trinity community of alumni, parents and staff really come together to help change more young lives by making the school accessible to children from all walks of life. Learning alongside children from all kinds of backgrounds enriches the whole school community and can powerfully shape the young person our students become when they leave the school at eighteen.

Thank you to everyone who donated and took part in this incredible event.

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