While we’d encourage everyone to support local and small businesses, we know that’s not an option for everyone. The run up to Christmas is the busiest online shopping period of the year and it may be busier than ever this year.
One of the things we do as parents is raise funds to help the school do more — providing more opportunities to students and helping families who struggle with the costs of the school day. This year we haven’t been able to do this as easily, so we need your help more than ever.
We have two ways to benefit Trinity Academy when you order online and they won’t cost you a penny more!
One of the things we do as parents is raise funds to help the school do more — from providing more opportunities to students, to helping families who struggle with the costs of the school day. In the past we ran fundraising events that were opportunities for parents to meet socially, perhaps enjoy an outdoor movie or a quiz night or even live music in the school.
For the foreseeable future we won’t be able to run those events but we will look for alternatives and we want to continue to support the school, now more than ever, so we need your help.
Please join the 50:50 club, keep using EasyFundraising and Amazon Smile when you buy things online but also think about whether you could afford to make a small regular payment to our charity — Trinity Academy Charity Trust. Just a few pounds (just whatever you can afford) donated every month could make a massive difference to helping the school and it’s really easy.
There’s now a new (and free) way to raise money for Trinity Academy if you are an Amazon user. Once you’ve signed-up to Amazon Smile, Amazon will give 0.5% of the purchase price to our Charitable Trust and then we will pass on those donations to the school.
Following our AGM, our Chair, Liz, was delighted to be able to hand over the Parent Council’s donation of over £8,000 to the school. Parent Council funding is used to support equity and inclusion across the school. This year our donation will help to purchase
For the last few years a group of parents and pupils have taken part in Pedal for Scotland’s cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. This event is a highly successful fundraiser and this year we are hoping to enter two Trinity Teams with separate fundraising goals:
Trinity Academy Charitable Trust – open to anyone; with fundraising going to our charity. The Trust supports a wide range of charitable donations to the school and pupils.
Team Sri Lanka – open to anyone; with fundraising contributing to the fundraising target for the School’s Hockey and Rugby tour to Sri Lanka.
The cycle is a closed-road event on Sunday 9th September. Most of us will be doing the 45-mile route, but there are also 10 and 100 mile alternatives. The 45-mile route is a mixture of hills and flat roads that can be completed by riders with a wide range of cycling skills.
If you would like to take part in either team please get in touch with us and we will pass on details to the two teams.
Our next fundraising event is a Burns Supper which is a joint event with Trinity Academicals Rugby Club and takes place Saturday 20th January from 7:00pm.
There will be a traditional meal of haggis followed by speeches, entertainment and, of course, a ceilidh. Tickets are £15 and are available by either emailing Suz Edwards or from Mrs Quayle in the English department. Tickets are limited to 120 and are anticipated to sell out quickly, so reserve yours early!
We will also need help and volunteers in the following ways:
Help to set up on Friday 19th 1.30pm to 4:00pm.
Help from 5pm with last minute preparation.
Volunteers on Sunday 21st from 10:00am to help clear up.
People to help with the bar for an hour on the night.
We also require 12 trifles that are big enough to serve 10 people.
If you can help with any of these please email Suz.