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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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...

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...

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...

Spirited Arts Competition

The Mini Vinnies have entered the Diocesan Spirited Arts Competition with their dance to “Refuge”. Take a look and see what you...

Spirited Arts Competition

As part of the Year of Mercy celebrations the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle has invited schools to take part in a Spirited Arts Competition on the theme of Mercy. There are lots of different categories in which you can enter including poetry,art,music and dance....

Easter Cards

Our Mini Vinnies got together one lunchtime to make some Easter cards for the people of our parish. They hope this brightens up there Easter with their best wishes for a ‘Happy and Holy...

World Water Day Race!

Everyone turned up wearing blue today, in honour of  World Water Day! As part of our Lenten preparations we decided to support CAFOD’s ‘Make a Splash Campaign’. Throughout Lent everyone has been collecting silver coins to fill up empty water bottles...

CAFOD Make a Splash!

This Lent the Mini Vinnies are supporting the CAFOD campaign “Make a Splash!” We are thinking about the people in our world who are not able to enjoy clean water. This year Pope Francis has called for a Year of Mercy, where we reflect on the place of...

Christmas Cards

During all our preparations for Christmas, the Mini Vinnies stopped to think about all the people within our parish family who may be sick or lonely at this time. They decided it would be nice to make some Christmas cards for those in our parish who needed a kind...

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