Renew your hope

The UK is entering a major recession. Unemployment is growing by thousands every day. Evictions from homes are expected imminently, and experts are worried about a second wave of coronavirus this winter. Our communities are in need of hope and support – now more than ever before.

By supporting the SVP, you can be the shining light that makes someone happy in their darkest moments. You can give people across your community support that will make a real difference to their lives, right now. We all know someone whose life has been turned upside down by this Covid-19 crisis.

The SVP’s community of around 10,000 members across England and Wales has been doing vital work since the UK went into lockdown –

  • Keeping in touch with housebound individuals
  • Phoning and writing letters to them to make sure they don’t feel lonely and forgotten  
  • Delivering food and medicines to them
  • Helping to feed families struggling financially due to unemployment
  • Giving out internet-connected tablets to enable isolated people to keep in touch with family and friends and school children to continue studying

Visit to find out more about the SVP’s work during the Covid-19 crisis and how you can support it.

At this weekend’s Masses, SVP members all over the country will be taking part in a rededication ceremony in which they will renew their vows. They will be asked to promise to seek and find those who are forgotten, and to devote themselves generously to the personal service of those in need, and we’ll be praying that the Holy Spirit strengthens their hearts and enlightens their minds.

Please consider supporting the SVP’s work to help people following lockdown and in the uncertain months ahead.

There are loads of ways to get involved –

  • Volunteer to help with our ‘knock and drop’ food deliveries
  • Donate much needed funds to Rise to the Challenge which will go towards the SVP’s Covid-19 Recovery Programme
  • Become an SVP member and dedicate a little of your time each week to help those in need.

To get involved with the SVP or make a donation visit or write to St Vincent de Paul Society, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB. If sending a cheque, please make it payable to SVP England & Wales and write the word ‘Rise’ on the reverse.

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