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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SVP Support for Prisoners
As part of our ongoing support for prisoners, we are continuing to collect the following:
Clothing for male prisoners only at the moment: jeans, trousers, jogging bottoms, socks, underwear, jumpers (preferably not dark coloured) and shirts. Please ensure that all are clean and fit to wear. For both male and female prisoners, we need books, DVDs (rated under 12), board games, puzzle books, word searches, crosswords, Sudoku and so on, but nothing with spiral spines, felt tips, coloured pencils, knitting wool but no needles, reading glasses and last but far from least, Bibles.
Requirements do change so look out for notifications in the Newsletter.
Please leave any donations in the porch in clearly marked bags. Thank you so much for thinking of these people so in need of your support. And to finish, maybe say a prayer for them.
SVP Summer Camp 8th to 14th August 2021 Cancelled
After much consideration and debate, it has regretably been decided to cancel the camp again this year for the following reasons: requirement to work as a single bubble and if anyone in the bubble tests positive for Covid then the whole bubble needs to return home, age restrictions imposed on us that limit us to 9 & 10 years, recent marked increases in positive covid cases amongst primary age school children and population at large and restriction of a maximum of 6 helpers only whereas the organisers believe at least 9 are needed to run a safe camp.
Let's hope things are better for next year and we can run a safe and happy camp.