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Joey's Tenterfield 'Footy Fun Day'

On Wednesday 22nd of June, St Josephs Tenterfield held a Footy Fun Day to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal. This day was chosen to coincide with the second State of Origin game which has always been a contentious issue at Tenterfield as the school has many students who were born in QLD.The students dressed in their team colours ...
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Armidale Community Sleepout - Its time to get involved!

​We're looking for 100 people to join us on the 3rd and 4th September for the inaugural Vinnies Sleepout in Armidale. Anyone between the ages of 5 and 75 are welcome to apply. Phone Mike on 0433810423 or email armidaleyouth@vinnies.org.au for further information.Tied to the Sleep Out is a fundraising drive. We are aiming to raise $10,000 to assist ...
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Joey's Tenterfield have their Commissioning Ceremony

​On the 31st August, Fr Barry Leech presided over the Commissioning Ceremony for the new Mini Vinnies group at St Joseph's Tenterfield. Fr Leech spoke about the importance of going out into the world to do Christ's work, but then returning to the Mass to 'fill up their tank'. 37 out of a potential 45 students at the school are now Mini Vinnies memb...
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Winter Woollies Fundraiser

​On the 21st June, the Mini Vinnies Crew at St Mary's Armidale raised over $400 for the Winter Appeal by dressing up in their Winter Woollies. The students of St Mary's were also very generous in their donations of warm clothing and blankets which were then delivered 'in person' to the St Louise Conference. Great Work!

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Commissioning Ceremony at Joey's Uralla

Today Mini Vinnies Members were presented with their certificates and Office Bearers with their badges. Well done girls and boys!

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Soup, Sock and Choc fundraiser at Holy Trinity

On the 21at June, Holy Trinity held their Soup, Sock and Choc fundraiser as part of their Vinnies Winter Appeal efforts. Students wore a kaleidoscope of coloured socks, attached with all manner of adornments. The weather really lent itself to hot soup and hot chocolate. Well done to all  of the helpers including the Executive of the High Schoo...
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Recognition from the 'Buy a Bale' Campaign

St Mary's Mini Vinnies have received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Buy a Bale Campaign, for their donation of hay bales to struggling farmers in Narrabri Good Work!

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National CEO thanks St Mary's Mini Vinnies

On the 20th of June, the St Mary's Mini Vinnies Team in Armidale received a personalised card from National Vinnies CEO Dr John Falzon. He thanked Belinda Burton and the Conference for all of their dedication and commitment in addressing Social Justice issues in the New England!!! Folks, what can we add to that?  Very well done and well deserv...
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Fabulous Fashion Parade at St Philly's in Moree

​Well over 200 Parents and Friends turned out tonight for the annual Vinnies Fashion Parade at St Philomena's in Moree. Students of all ages 'strutted the stage' with clothing that they had hand-picked from the Vinnies Shop. Many thanks to Colleen Nash and the rest of the crew at the shop for opening extended hours so that the students could pick t...
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Office Bearers at St Mary's Guyra receive their Badges

Well done to the students, who today were presented with their 'Badges of Office' by the Diocesan Youth Coordinator!

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