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Mini-Vinnies - Turning Concern into Action

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days.  'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'.  

Our group meet at least once a half term with Mrs Holmes.  Have a look at our current projects below!

Post Pals

We learnt about a charity called Post Pals, who encourage people of all ages to make cards or write letters to poorly children.  Some of these young people live locally, but they all have had to spend a long time in hospital or away from school due to illness.  The idea of being a Post Pal is that you can make someone smile and spead a little joy and kindness through a very simple act.

We are currently making cards to send to a young person in need of cheering up.


Bun Sale for South Asia Floods Appeal

We held a bun sale on Friday 21st September and were pleased to raise £180!

More than 40 million people across South Asia have been affected by relentless flooding. An estimated 1,200 lives have been lost, while survivors’ homes and livelihoods have been destroyed.

Two months of persistent monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. These are the worst floods to hit South Asia for years.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated from the worst hit areas and are living in temporary shelters.

Caring for our Neighbours

We worked with Y3 to make Christmas cards to deliver to local residents.  We know that they are often inconvenienced when we are busy with events in school and that parking can be difficult.  We had some really positive feedback from our local neighbours about this.

Donating Uniform

We had a huge amount of uniform donated by families and the Mini Vinnies helped to sort through it all so it could be given to the right families.

We organised it by age and size and arranged a a stall in the hall for parents to take from during the FOS Coffee Afternoon.

We also took the spare donations to the Kirklees Uniform Exchange so that it could be given to the children who need it the most. 

Poppy Appeal and Prayer Garden

We helped to fundraise for our 'Tommy' statue and invited families to dedicate a poppy for display.

Our new prayer garden is open to all who wish to visit this space.

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