SVP (St Vincent de Paul)
The St Vincent de Paul Society (or as it is often known - the SVP), is an
international Christian voluntary lay organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and
disadvantage by providing practical assistance to those in need – irrespective of
ideology, faith, ethnicity, age or gender. It seeks, in the spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering poverty in whatever form.
If you or your friends/acquaintances know of absolutely anyone locally who would like to have an occasional visit or could do with some help, please contact SVP President Mick Johnson on 485 4701.
At present, in light of Covid19, we are only holding virtual meetings.
SVP – Financial Assistance and Advice
If the Covid 19 pandemic has put you or your family in a position of financial difficulty, help may be available from the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
An SVP member, an experienced advisor with the Citizen’s Advice, is available on the telephone to offer advice on benefits and problems such as debts.
Please contact in confidence Kevin on 0161 282 5523 or 07504 130749.
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Clothes and Other Articles For Prisoners
We are currently collecting thee following men's clothes: jogging bottoms, T-Shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and jumpers, and footwear. For ladies at present we are only collecting wool. There is also a demand for notebooks, puzzle books (suduko, wordsearch, crosswords, etc.), - no metal spiral bindings - ,CDs, DVDs (under 16). PLease leave items in bags clearly narked in the porch at St Ann's. Thanks in anticipation.
Laptops and Tablets
Do you have laptops or tablets that you no longer use? If so, why not donate them to the SVP and we will arrange re-furbishing and then give them to needy children to help with home schooling. Devices need to be in working order and ideally have the power cables. Even when the lockdown ceases, and children return to school, the laptops and tablets will still be of value to children without access to such items at home. Please also ask your family and friends, and perhaps your employer, too. Please contact Mick Johnson (07969 785047) or any other member of SVP at St. Ann's - Julie Hindmarch, Shelagh Lochery and Roisin English.