Mini Vinnies- Society of St Vincent de Paul
'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'.
Here are our newest recruits for 2021:
December 2021 - The Mini Vinnies raised a huge £392.10 towards the Snowflake appeal at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Thank you to everyone for your kind donations.
December 2019- The Mini Vinnies visited St Luke's Hospital to take the toys that have been donated by our children and families at school. Thank you for your kind donations!
October 2019- The Mini Vinnies visited the Radiology department at the Bradford Royal Infirmary to donate the whopping £1687.50 raised in the sponsored abseil. How amazing to see where all our fundraising has been used in the children’s waiting area and the snuggle room! We are superheroes!
September 2019- Our Superhero Mini Vinnies and staff took part in a sponsored Abseil to raise money for the 'Rays A Smile' Campaign at the Bradford Royal Infirmary. They were amazing and so brave! Well done to everyone who took part and everyone who came to watch. To read more about this worthy cause and to donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/raysasmile2019.
April 2019- The Mini Vinnies have raised money during Lent by holding an Easter Egg raffle in school. They then visited the Bradford Royal Infirmary to donate their cheque of £200! This money will go towards the 'Rays A Smile' Campaign to refurbish the Radiology department to make it more child friendly. Well done Mini Vinnies!
December 2018- The Mini Vinnies spread some Christmas cheer in the community and visited a local resident.
December 2018- The Mini Vinnies visited the children's ward at the Bradford Royal Infirmary to donate toys for the poorly children who will be spending Christmas in hospital. Making children smile this Christmas!
September 2018- On Saturday 22nd September some of our brave Mini Vinnies and members of staff took part in a charity abseil in aid of Bradford Hospitals Charity. They all took up their cross for others.
Some of the photographs below were taken by Cecilia Costello. You can view more of her work at www.ceciliacostello.co.uk