The Mini Vinnies are quite literally mini St. Vincent de Paul’s.
Mini Vinnies are 7 to 11 year olds based in schools and parishes across England and Wales, and in several other countries across the world. They come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities.
At St Winefride's, we have a group of children from years 3 to 6, who work with Miss Kirrane (Mini Vinnies lead) to turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them. They might help by:
- Writing cards for people in hospital or the sick at home,
- Running food collections for a local food bank, preparing masses to be attended by the parish, raising money to fund the parish Fatima Group for our lonely or elderly parishioners.