Local charity Saint Vincent De Paul Society (SVP), that works to befriend those who are housebound and lonely by visiting them in their homes, care homes, hospitals or hospices, has thanked Specsavers in Northampton for raising £500.
The store raised £500 with a cake sale, tombola, face painting and a treasure hunt for children. The money has been used to support the charity’s work in Kingsthorpe, at a time of year when many elderly and housebound need support.
Thanks to this donation, SVP have been able to provide food and toys for families whose children attend The Good Shepherd School. It also allowed for the charity to organise a lunch out at a local restaurant for the community’s elderly.
SVP Treasurer, Ann Comerford, said: ‘We are most grateful to Specsavers for choosing to support our work and for the promotion that they have given our cause.
‘Our grateful thanks goes to the store for this most generous gift and for the difference they have made to those who have benefited’.
Saint Vincent De Paul Society (SVP)
Established in 1833, SVP is a lay organisation whose aim is to tackle poverty in all its forms through practical assistance to those in need. There are only eight volunteers at the church, including Martin Dix who works at Specsavers in Northampton, who visit at least 30 people in the local community.
As well as visiting the vulnerable members of the community in their homes, the volunteers take them out on visits to socialise or when they need shopping. The charity also helps these individuals materialistically in the form of furniture, clothing, bedding and food, whenever and wherever it is needed.