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St Vincent De Paul Society

The St. Vincent De Paul Society is a volunteer based charity befriending those in need on a person to person basis.

Although not a grant giving charity, the Society may, depending on location, be able to provide assistance in other ways, such as befriending /visiting, clothing, food, furniture debt counselling and transport. 

There is no restriction on the disease or medical condition suffered by beneficiaries, and we support anyone in need regardless of age, race and creed, including women at risk, unemployed people, the homeless, those disadvantaged by poverty and refugees.

Apply in writing or by email to the Administration Officer, detailing the need and including contact details.

To find out more you can visit their website at www.svp.org.uk

Address:
SVP National Office, Ist Floor, 9 Larcom Street, Walworth, London, SE17 1RX
Telephone:
020 7703 3030
Fax:
020 7703 5467
Website:
Sector:
Public

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