‘I Love You to the Moon and Back’ virtual charity event

We are super excited to launch our first whole-school virtual charity event on the 1st May, encouraging our school community to support The Trussell Trust’s work during the Covid crisis. St Helen’s girls, families, staff and the wider school community will be raising money to reach a total distance of 238,855 miles by running, walking and cycling to the moon and back.

We are all familiar with the well-known saying, ‘I love you to the moon and back’.  St Helen’s School community will be making this saying a reality in support of The Trussell Trust by combining efforts, taking part in physical exercise and donating as generously as possible. The moon is 238,855 miles away, and so our task to get to the moon and back looks daunting at first sight, but if each household in our St Helen’s community could contribute at least 30 miles towards our total each week, this would bring our target within our reach.

We will be asking everyone to run, walk or cycle, while observing social distancing rules, to see how far we can get. Each mile or walking, running or cycling by all members of the household will add a mile to our total – so if four family members go for a 3-mile walk, that will take us 12 miles towards the moon. Weekly totals can be logged by filling in our survey using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/StHelensSchoolWholeSchoolVirtualCharityEvent. All distances logged will be added up each Friday.

As well as getting active and taking exercise, we will be able to contribute towards our target by donating as generously as possible through the Just Giving page, https://www.justgiving.com/Angela-Arnot. Donations will contribute to our distance on the following scale:

  • Donations up to £5 will add 1 mile per whole pound donated to our total
  • Donations between £6 and £10 will give us 2 miles per pound donated
  • Donations between £11 and £50 will travel 5 miles for each pound donated
  • Donations of over £50 will add 10 miles per pound to the total

A donation of £10 will travel 20 miles towards the moon, while a donation of £100 will take us 1000 miles towards our target.

The Trussell Trust is an organisation which provides food banks throughout the UK. During this unprecedented time, people who are locked in poverty or need emergency supplies need this organisation more than ever before. The Trussell Trust supports more than 1,200 food bank centres to provide nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as giving support to help people resolve other emergencies they may face.

We are so proud that the St Helen’s community will be coming together once again to support this worthy cause. Let’s get to the moon, and possibly back again.