St. Vincent de Paul Society

 

SVP CAMBERLEY NEWS  

SVP Camberley is an Ecumenical, non judgemental, confidential, caring organisation. We provide a listening service or can direct you to a service that may be better suited to your needs, e.g. debt counselling or connect counselling.

Twice a month we hold a clothing exchange in the local community. When funds permit we provide help with heating and electric for those in dire need( by referral only) also we run a food bank for those recommended by the various services.

 

We frequently furnish flats, providing starter packs for many in need. We have a clothes bank in Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Frimley and St Peter & St John, Camberley.

Without the help and support of so many people and helpers we could not do what we do so a big thank you to all who support our work.

 

BACKGROUND

The Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP) Society meets fortnightly on the 1st and  3rd Tuesday of the month at the hall at 1 Caesar’s Camp Road. The meetings have a formal agenda with prayers, spiritual readings and contemplation to enable us to make the right decisions and support each other when there are special needs.

Each member decides how much time they are able to devote to visiting and work by visiting in pairs either on a regular basis or a short period depending on the need.

The SVP is there to help anybody in need. It visits people at home, in hospital, in residential homes, the housebound, the elderly, the bereaved, those in poor health, indeed anyone who needs our support.

In the parish, the SVP have provided help with decorating, furniture, gardening, repairs, holidays, pilgrimage to Lourdes, in fact most things that are urgent will be considered providing there is funding. Generally, only one-off help is given to prevent people becoming dependent.



National Website: http://www.svp.org.uk/

Local Contact: John Looby. Telephone 01276 537616