St Vincent de Paul Society
Turning Concern into Action
Mobile: 07500 48 40 58
We welcome new members. If you are interested or want to know more of the work we do please call 07500 484058
SVP has opened a large new St. Vincent’s community shop in Broadfield. Volunteers will be required to help with various duties. This is an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community. Hours are available to suit everyone. Please come to the shop and enquire or call 07500 484058 for an application form.
Address is: St. Vincents 2 Pelham Place, Broadfield, Crawley, RH11 9AZ
(Between the Imperial Pub and the Esso Shop and Drive Petrol Station)
Holiday in a Caravan?
SVP caravan at Riverside Caravan Park Bognor Regis Parishioners are invited to enjoy a week, outside of the school holidays in our caravan in Bognor. The cost is £250 for a week, Saturday to Saturday, April till October. This is a 3 bedroom, 6 berth caravan with flat screen TV and DVD player. The facilities at Riverside park include: swimming pools, Children’s games room, an amusement arcade, a cafe, Restaurant/Bar and children’s play areas. Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s supermarkets are close by plus a MacDonald’s and Burger King. It is ideal for families wth children under school age and suit couples looking for an inexpensive holiday break.
Call us 07500 494058 if you're interested.
Big Society Award
We are delighted to announce that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has recognised the SVP with a Big Society Award. More information about the Big Society Award – you can check it out at: http://www.bigsocietyawards.org/faqs/ “This Award is recognition for each of our members and volunteers who work tirelessly for those in need in their local communities. The concept of the ‘big society’ is nothing new for us, we have been doing it for nearly 200 years, and will continue to do so without regard to what government is in power, but are grateful for this formal recognition.
One of the most frequent complaints we hear from members and from the wider Church community is that no one has ever heard of us. This award is therefore a great opportunity to inform people of all the fantastic work being done in the community by members and volunteers of the Society. It should raise our profile, but there is no cash prize! The award will only be considered successful if it attracts more members, more funding or helps us to be taken more seriously when we speak on behalf of those living in poverty. It should allow us to be more effective in our vocation to preach the Good News, using St Francis of Assisi’s phrase “if necessary using words”.
Extract from the letter of Adrian Abel (National President SVP England and Wales).
The SVP Crawley Conference would like to thank the Crawley parishioners for their continual generosity and express gratitude to the clergy for their sustained support.
We positively welcome new members to help us in our many varied activities; ‘TURNING CONCERN INTO ACTION’.
SVP Furniture Request
If you are changing furniture or appliances soon, we will take what you are replacing, if in good condition.
Many families are unable to obtain credit and cannot buy essentials.
Call us 07500 484058
Next Members Meeeting:
Our next SVP members meeting at St Bernadette’s 8pm will be Tuesday 5th July 2016
Groceries for those in need
We thank you for your continued generosity to reach an important milestone.
February marked three years of providing food to those in need, 87 families with 3,079 parcels. Your support and continual donations have been outstanding. It is really making a difference. Thank you.
All the food is distributed weekly as we find more families needing help. It is very much needed and appreciated.
If you are finding it difficult to feed yourself or your family, please call the Saint Vincent de Paul Society on : 07500 484058. All calls are completely confidential
Si vous ne pouvez pas nourrir vous et votre famille nous pouvons vous aider appel SVP sur 07500 48 40 58 tous les appels absolument confidentiel
Jeśli nie jesteś w stanie wyżywić siebie i twojej rodziny możemy ci pomóc tel kontaktowy 07500 484058. Gwarantujemy całkowitą anonimowości.
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Please continue to use the boxes provided at all Churches for tinned, dry foods and toiletries.
Do you know anyone who is alone at home?
If you are aware of anyone that is alone in their Own home, Care home or other situation and would appreciate a visit from someone, please contact us on 07500 48 40 58