September is Awareness Month for the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP); this is a national campaign but we would like to focus on our involvement at Our Lady of Lourdes and St Joseph’s. We only have 8 full members, 7 of which are active.
During the past year our main priority has been to support the elderly or housebound in the parish by visiting them in their own homes, in nursing or residential care and in hospital – a total of 400 visits (year to 31/3/15). We also assisted with shopping and transport requirements.
Increased membership would result in more visits; there is a great need in our parish. Our Annual Appeal will be held next weekend: your financial support enables us to fulfil our commitments.