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SVP Celebrates Volunteers Week with Garden Party


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St MacNissi SVP Conference in Randalstown, representing Paddy Kerr is pictured with Fr Perry Gildea, SVP Spiritual Advisor, and Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP North Region, at St Vincent de Paul garden party to celebrate Volunteers' Week and those who have devoted more than 30 years service to the Society.

Representatives from across St Vincent de Paul Northern Region joined Fr Perry Gildea at a garden party to celebrate Volunteers' Week and those who have devoted more than 30 years service to the Society.

Speaking at the event, Fr Perry congratulated those who have emulated the founder of SVP, Frederic Ozanam, in their selfless acts of helping those in need.



St Vincent de Paul hosted a garden party to celebrate Volunteers' Week and those who have devoted more than 30 years service to the Society at Laurel Villa in Magherafelt. Fr Perry Gildea, SVP Spiritual Advisor is pictured with SVP Regional Board members Patrick Friel, Brendan McKernan and Peter McVeigh, Gerardine Kielt, host of the garden party, Pauline Brown, SVP Regional Manager and Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP North Region.

Throughout the pandemic although not able to meet in person, Conferences have been hosting Area Gatherings via Zoom with regular meetings taking place across the Region.

Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP North Region, said:


"It's a privilege to recognise volunteers who have given a lifetime of service to the Society. Without their support in the heart of our local communities across the North, the extent of the work of SVP would not be possible.


Sandra McAuley and Geraldine O’Donnell, representing Vincent’s Volunteers from 33 shops across the Region are pictured with Mary Waide, Regional President of SVP North Region, at St Vincent de Paul garden party to celebrate Volunteers' Week and those who have devoted more than 30 years service to the Society.


“Undeterred by the pandemic, our volunteers have shown resilience in how they have continued to safely help those in need and how they embraced online meetings to stay connected and committed to society. During this Volunteers' Week, on behalf of SVP, I would like to take the opportunity to express our gratitude and thank all our volunteers for their faithful and continued service."

Those attending received certificates and a memento of their service whilst enjoying afternoon tea in the gardens of Laurel Villa in Magherafelt.


Harpist Ellen Bradley from Magherafelt entertained guests at St Vincent de Paul garden party to celebrate Volunteers' Week and those who have devoted more than 30 years service to the Society.


If you would like to become a volunteer or make a donation to SVP, please visit: www.svp.ie.

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