Mini Vinnies Make a Splash!

Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph's Lymington Primary School

Many thanks to the amazing ‘Mini Vinnies‘ at Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School in Lymington for leading an whole school assembly on water in support of our Lenten appeal.

The children performed a play about how girls in Uganda have to spend most of their time collecting water and showed the CAFOD collection boxes which were given to each class.

‘Mini Vinnies’ are fantastic action groups organised by the The Society of St Vincent de Paul.  The groups are made up of 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’.

Our CAFOD parish volunteer at Our Lady and St Joseph’s (Patricia Emmett) was invited in by the school to see the assembly.  She told us,

“It was a great assembly about water.  The children performed a lovely play and then gave out the collection boxes to each class. It was very good to see and I really enjoyed it.”

For more information about this year’s Lenten appeal and our work on water programmes in Uganda – click on our film below:

Many thanks to headteacher Mrs Richards for sending us this great photo and to all the staff, parents and pupils for their fantastic enthusiasm and support for the appeal.   Well done to all the children involved in the assembly too!  What a fab group of ‘Mini Vinnies’!

Find out more about our work on water in our primary school resources.

Read more about our special Lenten appeal.  This Lent every pound raised will be doubled by the UK Government so it will have double the impact!

Explore the special Mini Vinnie website!

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