Mini Vinnies

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Christian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage, both worldwide and in local communities.

In an effort to reach out to young people, the SVP have established a new branch of their organisation called ‘Mini Vinnies’.  Members are encouraged to ‘Think, see and do’, putting the needs of other people before their own.

At St Philip’s we have an amazing group of children who give their time to live out the Gospel Values in, and out of school.

To find out more about Mini Vinnies check out the website http://www.minivinnies.org.uk/

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Lenten Crosses

The Mini Vinnies have been really busy over the past few weeks making unique Lenten crosses to sell as part of our alms giving for Lent. They went on sale this week at break times and were very popular. By Wednesday they had sold out! Some of the crosses were sent to...

Mini Vinnies Lenten Preparations

On Monday 4th March the Mini Vinnies led the school in a Lent Assembly. They told everyone all about what Lent means and about the signs and symbols.They also explained why we no longer say the Alleluia during Lent,so we rolled up and put our Alleluia away until...

Mini Vinnies at Wallace House

After working very hard making some wonderful Christmas cards for the residents at Wallace House, a couple of Mini Vinnies along with Mrs Wright and Mrs Wiliams went along today to give them out. The staff and residents were overwhelmed with them. It was lovely to see...

Children in Need 2018

Today is a special day... Children in Need! Our wonderful Mini Vinnies decided to hold a non-uniform day and have some great games to raise money for this amazing charity. The children had the opportunity to play "Pick a Number" and enter a raffle! The Mini Vinnies...

Family Fast Day – Mini Vinnies

Today is Family Fast Day and the day we celebrated all the donations you have brought in for The People's Kitchen. The Mini Vinnies led the school in a liturgy which told us about harvest time.They reflected on the reasons to be thankful for what we have, and to think...

Mini Minnies and The People’s Kitchen

Our fantastic Mini Vinnies have decided, as part of preparations for Family Fast Day on the 5th October, to invite everyone to donate items for The People's Kitchen. This is a great charity who help those in need. We invited Mr Baker from the charity to come into...

Mini Vinnies Christmas Cards

This Advent the Mini Vinnies have been thinking about how some people in our community may be feeling sad, lonely or sick. They decided to make some Christmas cards to show that someone is thinking of them at this time of year. Some of the cards will be sent to...

Children In Need 2017

Today we joined the nationwide campaign for Children In Need. The Mini VInnies asked everyone to come to school in spots to support this great charity. They even held a competition to design a new t-shirt for Pudsey. There was a great response and some amazing t-shirt...

Mini Vinnies Backpack Appeal

Today we got the chance to pack up our backpacks with all the donations which you sent in. The Mini Vinnies worked hard sorting all the different items and carefully making sure each backpack got all the items required. We even had some items left over, but don't...

Backpack Appeal

We have reached our deadline for our Minnie Vinnies Backpack Appeal in aid of the charity Mary's Meals. We have been overwhelmed by the response! Thank you everyone who donated item for their class. The Minnie Vinnies collected all the items in today and they will be...

Backpack Appeal Mini Vinnies

  This May, the Mini Vinnies are again supporting the charity Mary’s Meals. Mary’s Meals is a charity providing one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. We recently sold pancakes in aid of this charity and were overwhelmed by the...

Mini Vinnies Pancake Day!

On Tuesday the Mini Vinnies organised a pancake sale in aid of the Mary’s Meals charity. They held an assembly on the Monday to tell everyone about the charity and remind everyone about the sale. It was a great success as lots of pancakes were sold and all the...

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