Over £1300 raised to provide a home for a family in need
21st February 2017
Year 9 took on a huge challenge as part of their Giving Nation week. Their aim was to raise in excess of £1000 to buy a home for a family in need in the Eastern European state of Moldova. After a week of challenges, workshops and a wide range of events they not only reached their target they smashed it!
In total they raised nearly £1400, which will provide enough money for a house for a family in desperate circumstances, as well as supporting Humanity Not Hunger (a refugee charity).
The ‘Buy a Brick For Moldova’ project grew out of an idea discussed when Hugh Scudder, of CR2EE (Christian Response to Eastern Europe), came to Trinity to collect 142 Christmas shoeboxes for Moldova, donated by Trinity students and their families.
‘CR2EE support families in Moldova in many ways, including providing homes,’ said Mrs Davis, Head of Key Stage 3. ‘We were surprised to find that houses in Moldova cost as little as £1000. It was felt that as a community we could make a real difference to the lives of a family in Moldova by raising the funds to enable CR2EE to buy another house.’
And so it proved! Year 9 were tasked with building a house of 'Trinity bricks', each brick representing a £2 donation or £2 raised from fundraising activities. Hugh Scudder was absolutely delighted with the efforts of our students and the support given by the Trinity School community, 'Thanks to you they have a home. It needs a lot of work doing to it but they are indescribably thankful to you' It was a massive effort by the students and Mrs Davis and Rev Jonathon whose tireless enthusiasm drove them on.