Our 8 Million Steps for Water

We looked upon Lent as a time of reflection, observance and preparation for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus. With it came abstinence and sacrifice to symbolise the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made for us. However Lent doesn’t have to consist of just fasting and abstinence from the things we love, but it can be a time to display kindness and make a difference.  This year was no exception as staff at Holy Trinity Academy embarked upon CAFOD’s Walk for Water Challenge.  CAFOD (the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) challenged us to walk 10,000 steps per day for the 40 days of Lent to raise much needed funds to help bring water to thousands of families and communities across the globe.  Holy Trinity Academy set out to raise £1,000 but by Easter we had raised in excess of £2,000.  On our last day of term we held a non-uniform (aka Mufti) day, increasing the total even further.  Not only will this challenge benefit CAFOD’S target communities but is has gone on to provide motivation to many who took part, getting them outside everyday regardless of the weather and discovering walks and paths they had not found before, taking pictures of our beautiful countryside along the way.  CAFOD have published this ‘thank you’ message  and and we at Holy Trinity Academy echo that sentiment, not only to all those who took part but also to those who gave so generously – thank you.