The Society of St Vincent De Paul (SVP)
The SVP is an international voluntary organisation found in most catholic parishes. They offer all kinds of service to the homeless, families in distress, prisoners and their families, people living in poverty at home or abroad, the lonely and the sick.In Stanford Le Hope the SVP meet every Tuesday afternoon and have an active programme of visiting the housebound and the lonely. To find out more click on
CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. They are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
CAFOD helps and supports people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, they help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.
In Stanford Le Hope we raise funds for CAFOD eg by donating money raised in our Lentern Fast envelopes and responding for help during international crises.
More at http://cafod.org.uk
Mary’s Meals provides one good meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. Their work is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. Mary’s Meals consists of, respects, and reaches out to people of all faiths and of none.
In Stanford Le Hope we raise funds for Marys meals e.g. envelope appeals https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/
The Catholic Church's Official Charity for Overseas Mission
Since 1922, Missio has been the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission. We bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world, and where the Church is new, young or poor.
Missio empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith and we train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church in the world can take place. In Stanford Le Hope we raise money by taking home a red box and putting regular donations or lose change into the box.
The Snowdon Club is meets every Tuesday and it's doors are open to all, especially those with disabilities. To find out more about the club please see their poster below