Our Lady & St Patrick’s College is pleased to announce a donation of £4006 to two local St Vincent de Paul parish conferences.
The donation represents the total funds raised by the OLSPCK St Vincent de Paul Society in the 2019-20 academic year.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of St Colmcille’s and St Matthew’s SVP Parish Conferences, Brian McLaughlin thanked the staff and students of the College for the much-needed contribution during a very challenging time. Mr McLaughlin reported that the SVP Society is experiencing unprecedented requests for help at a time when its main sources of income from church door collections and charity shop revenue have come to a halt. Mr McLaughlin said the donation will be put to immediate use supporting families in need from the East Belfast area.
A huge thank you to everybody in the College, and in particular the student members of the SVP Society who coordinated the various fund-raising efforts throughout the past year.