GIVE A DAY TO THE CITY
Miriam Lowe and Andy Fearon from the ‘Give a Day to the City‘ initiative came into Trinity to set our students in Kilimanjaro House a challenge: what would it look like if we took what we had – our passions, talents, skills, ideas and enthusiasm and gave it away for a day? Could we also use all of our creativity and ideas to raise money to fund some of the projects taking place across our city?
Bags of Courage
Our students delivered goody bags (Bags of Courage) to the 58 homes of Willow Park who were flooded during Storm Desmond, they were also invited to ‘Tea on the Green’.
Tea on the Green
Our students served high tea to the residents of Willow Park. We wanted to gift this community a time to come together and being served by their wider Carlisle ‘family’ to bring a little joy and generosity.
Eden Valley Hospice
Trinity students dug, planted and undertook basic construction work to make new and beautiful spaces across the Hospice – New gardens for the children, vegetable patches and a bike shed for people to take an enjoyable and healthy option of transport when visiting the Hospice.
We are excited for all we can bring to our community and for the links and positive relationships that are being made. We are also excited for our students to discover that their talents, personalities, senses of humour and ideas can be an incredible gift to the people around them.
"It just helps the community, & shows them that we haven't forgotten them" an amazing pupil from Trinity. @GADCarlisle @CarlisleCC pic.twitter.com/ut1qOIU76U
— Andy Fearon (@asfearon) June 27, 2017
Many thanks go to Andy and Miriam from ‘Give a Day to the City’ and also to Jack Dilley from Carlisle City Council’s Flood Recovery Services and to Cumbria Community Foundation for giving our Trinity students the opportunity to get involved and give back to our local community.