9th January, 2020

Charities

2018/2019

Once again we have had another great year for fundraising, which is testament our children’s willingness to respond to the needs of others.  Their efforts, creativity and thoughtfulness have raised money which has gone to a range of charities and meets the needs of those who may be unable to help themselves.

The charity that we support as a school, CAFOD, received a cheque for £175 simply through the collection boxes and fast days this year.  We have now worked with CAFOD for over 25 years and the money is well spent in helping to alleviate poverty.

In lower school Year 7 raised £350 for the Blesma charity which works with injured veterans, by running a variety of stalls just within the last month running games and stalls from guess the number of sweets in the jar to sporting activities.  Similarly Year 8 and 9 also ran stalls ranging from hugely successful cake sales, sweet sales, shoot outs, a dance off and competitions.  Year 8 raised £470 for the Alzheimer’s Society and Year 9 raised £663 for the Make a Wish Foundation.

Later in the year, Mrs Parr also ran another bake sale for the Alzheimer’s Society and raised another £212.  She was busier earlier in the year, too, with the now traditional Easter egg raffle which raised £600 which went towards funding some of our students’ trip to Lourdes in which they assisted the sick and elderly in accessing the pilgrimage site.

Meanwhile, in upper school they joined forces to raise £665 for the Footprints School for Parents simply by collecting money and arranging it in the shape of an angel, following their visit from Freddy, the grandson of one of our former teachers who has Angelman Syndrome.  Mr Miller then led a team of staff and students on the Three Peaks Challenge and added to that total a further £1100.

The sixth formers were also busy with their MacMillan Coffee Morning raising £212 and the Save the Children Christmas Jumper campaign raising £192. On top of this they raised £807 at sports day and BBQ by selling sweets, doing face painting, a Zumba class, tug of war and nail painting.  Their contributions will be split between four charities Medicins Sans Frontiere, Great Ormond Street, Spinal Injuries Association and Parkinson’s UK

It’s never about the numbers – the children’s generosity is doing good for other people and helping to spread the joy and the message of God’s love through the kindness shown.  As a school we will continue to look outwards to extend a helping hand to those who need it.

2017/2018

As a school, we continue to support the work of CAFOD through the study of their aims and principles, as well as raising awareness through assemblies and RE lessons. Collections took place during the Harvest and Lenten Fasts, and this year we raised £320. Mrs Parr and a group of thirteen Year 11s and sixth formers also raised money to help to fund their trip to Lourdes through cake sales, Easter Egg raffle and selling refreshments on Parents’ Evenings. They used these funds for their trips to help the elderly and disabled access the Lourdes site and enjoy what was a very moving and spiritually healing experience.

As year groups, too, we were very busy. Year 7 ran stalls, a talent show a sponsored silence, a Zumba event and a talent show to raise £1099 for Lepra, a charity with whom they have developed a lasting connection. Year 8 similarly ran a number of stalls and took part in the Smarties Challenge for the Make a Wish Foundation, raising £823. Year 9 fundraised for the Alzheimer’s Society through their Bake Off and cake sale raising £182 and £50  from Splat the Teacher.

Year 10 and 11 had a joint enterprise raising money for the Footprints (formerly School for Parents), having collected silver coins to mount onto card angels as a reminder of Angelman Syndrome, a condition that our former deputy’s grandson lives with. Footprints is a Nottingham based charity which empowers parents and disabled children to develop, grow and enjoy life. After this liturgy we will present a cheque to them.

Finally, our Sixth Formers have continued to lead by example by raising £305 through the MacMillan Coffee Morning and which they co-ordinated and their Save the Children Christmas jumper event raised £216. Each form ran events over sports day and through the barbecue and they managed to raise approximately £900. These funds will be split between three charities: the Medaille Trust, which supports victims of trafficking, Rainbows Hospice and MedAid, which collects and redistributes medical equipment to people living in low resource areas of the world.

Well done to everyone who participated in our charity work this year and we pledge that, as a school, we will continue to do our best to continue in the same vein next year.

2016/2017

This has been another very busy and successful year for The Trinity Catholic School in terms of charitable work. Once again, we continue to support the work of CAFOD through the study of their aims and principles, as well as raising awareness through assemblies and RE lessons. Collections took place during the Harvest and Lenten Fasts, and this year we raised £577. We also opened up possibilities for whole school fundraising through the Poppy Appeal, cake sales for The Alzheimer’s Society, which raised £380, and more cake sales and an Easter Egg raffle for the trip to Lourdes so that our pupils can help those who are elderly and/or disabled to access the site.

Year 7 ran stalls for two days, a talent show, sponsored silence and a Zumba event to raise over £1000 for Lepra, a charity with whom they have developed a lasting connection. Year 8 organised a Trinity’s Got Talent Show and had four days of competitions. They raised £153 for the British Heart Foundation and had charitable clothes collections for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

The Make a Wish Foundation was the target of fundraising for Year 9 who planned a Bake Off competition in July with Year 10 in which the best decorated cake is entered by the students, judged by the chef and then sold for charity. They raised £219. Year 10 and 11 both helped with a charity clothes collection for Age UK Nottingham at the beginning of the year, managing to donate over ten bags of clothes which were sold off and proceeds went to help assist the elderly. Year 10 also raised £370 for Great Ormond Street Hospital through the sale of their purple hearts. Year 11 collected silver coins to go on their large card angels in form time and managed to raise a staggering £1150 to go to the School for Parents which is a Nottingham based charity which empowers parents and enables disabled children to develop, grow and enjoy life.

Our Sixth Formers haveraised £460 through the MacMillan Coffee Morning event which they co-ordinated and ran and through the Save the Children Christmas jumper campaign which raised £250. Each form ran events at the Sports day and barbecue and they managed to raise approximately £1100. These funds will go to The Alzheimer’s Society, When You Wish Upon a Star and Equation, a charity which works to support those who are suffering from domestic abuse.

Well done to all those who helped to organise and contribute to our fund raising activities. It is a sign of your generosity and compassion for others that you committed yourselves to good causes and, as a school, we pledge to continue these good works in the future.