St Vincent de Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) office is behind St Thomas' Hall to the left of St Thomas' Church. SVP provides pratical help to people in need, regardless of their religious affiliation, if any, by way of assistance with food and furniture. SVP members provide a non-judgemental listening ear.
Opening Hours: Tuesdays 2pm until 3.30pm and Saturdays 10am until 11am
Please contact SVP Office Tel: 01534 874008 - answerphone
If you are considering volunteering some of your time to help and especially if you are fit and able to assist with the furniture items on a Saturday, then please leave a message or call in to see our team.
Other ways you can help those in need:
Monetary donations: only to the wall collection boxes please as marked in churches.
Food Donations:in-date non-perishable everyday food stuffs, tins, cereals, porridge oats, pickles, etc may be left in the boxes to the back of any catholic church to supplement our food bank. Christmas pudding/cake will make a real treat for a family.
Toiletry Donations: Ladies toiletries, disposable razors, shaving gel/foam, deodorant, Liquid/bar soaps, bubble bath, toothpaste and toothbrushes (adults and childrens) also gratefully received as everyone deserves to feel better.
Children's Christmas Gift Donations: Selection boxes, small packets/tubs of sweets, family size chocolate bars. Good condition (working and complete) smaller toys/dolls to make this year special for someone. Sorry no lego-meccano, jigsaws, bead sets, train sets, toy guns/swords etc.
For larger items such as play kitchen/tool benches, doll houses, toy prams, bikes, scooters etc please first leave a message on the SVP office number so we can check with you before bringing in as space is limited. Again good condition and complete please.
Furniture donations: Please leave your contact details on the SVP office answerphone with a description of the item(s) you have and we shall arrange a collection date with you. Only reasonably good condition and clean furniture items can be acccepted for re-use such as:
- bed mattresses
- baby high chairs
- dining/kitchen tables
- dining chairs
- demountable wardrobes
- supportive high chairs for elderly
Unfortunately bedding, pillows, rugs, mirrors, electrical items, glassware, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, sofas and settees can no longer be accepted.
We thank everyone making a donation - however small. All are gratefully received by SVP and more so by the recipients of your goodwill.
Furniture Ordering: Only items shown in the furniture listings attached below can be reserved on a first call - first served basis. Please call the SVP office quoting the furniture reference number, give a brief description of the item and remember to leave your contact details so we can call back to confirm your order.