Giving up giving up! – Trinity opts to give generously for Lent
28th February 2017
Trinity have signed up for ‘40acts’ (www.40acts.org.uk), a generosity challenge created by the charity Stewardship, which encourages participants to do at least one different act of kindness each day of Lent.
The challenge was followed by over 100,000 people last year between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday, notching up an estimated 4 million generous acts in that time.
To kick off the challenge our school chaplain Revd Jonathon will be talking about the challenge in Chapel on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and pupils and staff will have the opportunity to watch the 40acts 2017 official schools video found here https://vimeo.com/204005868 This will mark the start of their challenge, during which ‘40activists’ receive a daily email with their challenge and a thought for the day from one of 40 chosen Christian authors, leaders and celebrities.
Stewardship’s 40acts challenge has grown in popularity since the Christian charity first launched it in 2010. Seven years on and millions of acts of generosity later, the challenge continues to astonish the team behind it.
Debbie Wright, Head of Content at Stewardship said:
“Every year more and more people choose to do Lent generously, and use generous acts to demonstrate their faith in the lead up to Easter. We never cease to be amazed at the creativity and kindness that we see, as people start to share their stories on social media. It’s great to see Trinity taking up the challenge and making a generous difference to the community this Lent.”
Whether you’re a pupil, parent or member of staff why not do Lent differently this year?