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 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...

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...

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 think! https://vimeo.com/185941682

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....

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