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East Down SVP Celebrate Members Day
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East Down St Vincent de Paul Members celebrate ‘Members’ Day’ in Antrim

The Hilton Hotel in Templepatrick was the venue for the 2018 St Vincent de Paul Members’ Day which saw more than 80 members of the charity’s Northern Regional Conferences (groups) from all over Northern Ireland gather to listen to presentations and to take part in workshops under the theme of ‘Reaching out’.

Guest speaker at the event was SVP’s National Vice President, Rose McGowan.

SVP is a volunteer-led organisation and teams work tirelessly, 365 days a year, to provide assistance to all sections of the community across Northern Ireland.  Through its Conferences, SVP works with those in need, irrespective of creed, ethnic or social backgrounds, health, gender or political opinions, in local areas.

Around 1850 SVP volunteers carry out activities for the charity, including paying weekly visits to around 2,500 people and run crèches, breakfast clubs and the network of 33 Vincent’s shops across the province.

Pictured at the event are SVP members from the East Down area Malachy McKernan, Pat O’Driscoll, Peter McVeigh, Frank Bradley, Eileen McCabe and Geraldine Magee.