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St Swithun Wells' Mini Vinnies News!
On Thursday 28th September, the Mini Vinnies helped the Friends of SSW Committee with the Macmillan Coffee Morning Cake Sale. The Mini Vinnies, baked and sold lots of cakes to the parent and school community helping to raise a fantastic £477!
What's it all about and what do we do?
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has been engaging with young people and education since its earliest days. Today the SVP England & Wales is pleased to highlight its continuing strong links with young people, through the development of its new 'Mini Vinnies' programme - a ground-breaking Primary Schools initiative, based on good work done in Australia, piloted in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, and which is seen as having, "the potential to significantly contribute to the future of our Society."
'Mini Vinnies' are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'.
As Mini Vinnies, the youngsters have their own 'treasured' Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps - helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians - or 'Mini Vinnies'.
Click on the website link for more information www.minivinnies.org.uk