We are the Mini Vinnies and a section of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) society. We are role models for other children in school and model actions we would like other children to follow. It is our job to organise and take part in many school and community activities.
Our Mini Vinnies have been overwhelmed by how generous our school community have been. These wonderful food hampers, hygiene hampers and children’s Christmas presents are making their way to our chosen charities, Hope Central and the SVP. In addition to this, each of our pupils have made a Christmas card to be handed out to the people the SVP visit.
Our Mini Vinnies are working with the Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) to collect Christmas presents for some of the children in the parish and with Hope Central to collect some food and hygiene hampers for people in the local area. They have decorated star gift tags and written on them who the gift is for, e.g. 5 year old boy. In the photos you can see the children attaching the stars to the fence on the way into school. They hope that the pupils will choose a tag, buy an appropriate present and bring it into school so we can share the gifts with our chosen charities.
Our Mini Vinnies made ‘happy boxes’ to give to children on the children’s ward at Wythenshawe hospital. They thought this would be a great way to make them smile and brighten up their day. They used old shoe boxes, wrapped them in some nice paper and filled them with items they thought the children would be appreciate such as; notebooks, pens, pencils, colouring books, rubbers, stickers and small toys. A small note was added to explain who they were and that they wished the children a speedy recovery.