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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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St Mary's Guyra reach the Queensland Outback with Aid

St Mary's Mini Vinnies in Guyra have been donating much needed books to the Primary School in Yaraka, which is in Central Queensland. Today, the students at St Mary's received photos and a letter thanking them for all of their efforts. Yaraka is a little over 1300km from Guyra. Super effort Team!

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Vinnies Armidale Community Sleepout 3rd and 4th September 2016

Vinnies Armidale Community Sleepout 3rd and 4th September 2016

​To donate, go to: http://nswvinniescommunitysleepout.gofundraise.com.au/page/vinniesarmidale

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O'Connor Students Sponsor 7 Children

​St Francis of Assisi Conference members at O'Connor College are sponsoring 7 Thai Children, from Year 2 to Year 12 to go to school for 1 year - through the Assist a Student program. It only costs $70 per student and anyone can do it. Well done to St Francis Members.

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Warialda Mini Vinnies consider John the Baptist

On the 9th June, the Mini Vinnies group in Warialda spent some time in spiritual reflection. Their focus was John the Baptist. The children learned that John, like his Aunty Mary and his Cousin Jesus was born without original sin. The group also though about the significance of John's life - being a herald for his Cousin. Members discussed his role...
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St Agnes Conference are raising their profile..

Members of the St Agnes High School Conference at McCarthy Tamworth are raising their profile internally through a school wide presentation. Members will address two questions: 1. What did I think Vinnies would be? and 2.What is actually is Vinnies to me? The Conference, already over 40 members strong is aiming to recruit across all year levels. We...
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Uralla Mini Vinnies Discuss their 'Friendship Chair'

Today, the Mini Vinnies Team at St Joseph's in Uralla talked about the 'Friendship Chair' that they are painting. It will take pride of place in the playground and will be a visible symbol of inclusion within the school. The chair is designed to be used by kids who, on any given day, don't have anyone to play with. On those days the children will b...
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Vinnies receives Grant from Armidale Council

Many thanks to Armidale Council for awarding a small grant to cover some of the costs of running our Community Sleep-Out, which is scheduled for the 3rd and 4th September this year, at the Town Hall.

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