Welcome to St. Joseph’s Mini Vinnies

We are all incredibly proud to be part of our school’s Mini Vinnies group. 

Photo: Mini Vinnies, September 2017

Photo: With Bishop Marcus

Mini Vinnies is an organisation that encourages young people to turn their concerns into action and that’s exactly what we’ve been doing since our inauguration in February 2016!

Our President this year is Thomas and our Vice President is Louis, voted for by the Mini Vinnies. 

Last year we raised money for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Leeds after two of their nuns came to talk to us about the incredible work they do to help elderly people in need. They really inspired us and we organised a pancake sale on Shrove Tuesday. Everyone at school enjoyed a delicious pancake and several parents bought some after school, helping us to raise almost £100. we will be continuing this fundraising event this year.

We also enjoyed meeting people from our parish’s Saint Vincent de Paul Society at one of their coffee ‘n chat afternoons. It was really interesting listening to how they help people in our community and they gave us lots of ideas about the little things we can all do to make a big difference. We will continue to build on our relationship with the parish SVP this year.

Watch this space for our next update on what we’ve been doing!


'Mini Vinnies' are Primary School children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and carers and the support of their Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible 'Vincentians for life'.


We were recommissioned by Bishop Marcus at St Anne's Cathedral in Leeds on Tuesday September 27th 2016. It was a beautiful Mass and we fortunate enough to meet with Bishop Marcus at the end of the service too!

We were recommissioned by Bishop Marcus at St Anne's Cathedral in Leeds on Tuesday September 27th 2016. It was a beautiful Mass and we fortunate enough to meet with Bishop Marcus at the end of the service too!

Latest news: Mini Vinnies Harvest Fundraiser (October 2016)

We supported Harrogate Homeless Project during harvest by collecting donations of non-perishable foods to help homeless people in Harrogate. We are extremely grateful for all of the food donations from our families. Your generosity demonstrated how our faith bring us all together as a local community to 'turn care into action.' Adam from the Harrogate Homeless Project really appreciated all of our donations to support their charity. The Mini Vinnies were very proud of the success in leading their first harvest fundraiser. They also had lots of fun packing the goods!