Mini Vinnies is a St Vincent de Paul group of children between ages 7-11 years.
In our school many Yr 6 children decided by their own accord, to take the Mini Vinnie pledge in December 2016, when our group started.
We get together every fortnight, to organise and talk about helping others in need in our scool community and beyond. Our Mini Vinnies group is coordinated by Melanie, our Pastoral Area Youth Worker, with the help of Mrs George our class teacher.
What is the St Vincent de Paul Society?
The St Vincent de Paul Society (also known as SVP) is international Christian voluntary organisationa initially formed in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and his companions, and active in England & Wales since 1844. Placed under the Patronage of St Vincent de Paul, it is inspired by his thinking and works. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form. Blessed Frederic Ozanam encouraged members to make sure that their work was 'full of unlimited kindness.' He said, "You must give your time, your talents, yourselves."
The Mini Vinnies' Pledge