It was lovely to welcome so many donors to the Trinity Bursary Fund to a special reception in the Sports Pavilion last week. The reception was a wonderful chance to celebrate the impact of bursaries at Trinity School and to thank everyone for their support.
We were delighted to be joined by some of the alumni telephone callers from our summer campaign. One of our callers, Yunus Skeete, a 2017 leaver, who raised funds during the campaigns this year and in 2019, shared the impact of receiving a bursary while at Trinity with our guests.
After leaving Trinity, Yunus studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol and has recently completed a Masters in Engineering. Yunus is taking a break this year before studying for his PhD.
On the night, Yunus gave a speech to our donors and said “You don’t have to look a certain way, you don’t have to speak a certain way, or come from a certain walk of life to be accepted at Trinity. And that accommodation is what makes the school special. The message could have been ‘you can’t afford us’ and ‘you don’t belong here’ but it wasn’t – it was the opposite.”
Donors to the Trinity Bursary Fund help the School offer bursaries to boys and girls who might otherwise not be able to attend Trinity. They have helped to ensure that bright and talented students are able to share in all the experiences Trinity has to offer irrespective of their financial circumstances.
Our summer telephone callers raised an incredible £170,000 and we are extremely grateful to the 270+ parents, alumni and friends of the Trinity community who chose to support the School in this way.
We are thrilled to report that the Trinity Bursary Fund is supporting a total of 14 children at Trinity this academic year and that these bursaries are in addition to those awarded by the John Whitgift Foundation. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible.
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