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St Alban's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

Let God's love shine in our hearts as we grow and learn together

St Alban's Mini Vinnies

As Mini Vinnies we are dedicated to helping those in need. We meet each week to pray, discuss and support in any way that we can to make a difference in our school and community. Please keep your eyes peeled for ways that you can support us in our mission!

Thank you and God Bless,

Mini Vinnies

Lent 2022

Please find attached the News Report that our Mini Vinnies have produced as part of our Good Shepherd Appeal and Lenten learning journey at St Alban's. Here is also the reply we received from Candida from the Good Shepherd Appeal!

"Dear St Albans - and especially the Mini Vinnies,


What a fabulous Newsletter you have written - and to celebrate such wonderful news too! 


I was absolutely AMAZED to hear that your sponsored run covered the distance all the way from Doncaster to Lourdes... Wow!! And how wonderful that everyone at school - children, teachers and their families - connected together to make that possible!


And I was equally amazed to hear how much money you managed to raise for the Good Shepherd Appeal too - £1,737 is INCREDIBLE!!


I am also delighted to hear about your faith garden, and how you have all been exploring mindfulness during Lent. We all need to find times of peace and calm in our busy lives, and I am sure your faith garden will become a much-loved 'happy place'.  And the best bit is that it will look very different at different times of year!


Well done also on your Easter cards and prayer cards, and well done to Year 5 for their performance of the Stations of the Cross. It sounds as if the whole school has been spending time looking after the needs of other people... And that reminds me of Jesus himself!  What a loving community you are!


May God bless you all, and your families,



Sponsored run to Lourdes


Thank you to all who supported our Lenten journey at St Alban’s. We are delighted to share with you that we raised £1510 from our sponsored run to Lourdes and £227 from the Easter Egg Raffle totaling our Good Shepherd Appeal contribution to a grand total of £1737.


God Bless,

Mini Vinnies 

Faith Garden


We have been working hard throughout Lent to create our Faith Garden for all the children at St Alban's to use for reflection and prayer outdoors! The money raised from our previous sponsored run is being used and our hard work and dedication has resulted in some great results so far, keep up to date with our progress here! 

Sponsored run to Lourdes


We are organising a sponsored run on Friday 1st April to raise money for The Good Shepard Appeal. As a school, we will run 962 miles in one day! This is the distance from Doncaster to Lourdes! We would love it if you could sponsor us and we look forward to seeing you on the field joining in on Friday afternoon. 


God Bless, 

Mini Vinnies 


Save The Children Wool Market Carol Concert


Well done to all the children who sang at Doncaster's Wool Market on Friday 10th December. It was a truly magical event and lots of money was raised for Save The Children. The children were surrounded by the decorations made for the venue during our whole school art afternoon... Winners of the event have been revealed below! 

Thank you to all the children, parents and carers that made this event so special

Congratulations to Lucy, Eva and Layla on winning the Art Competition at the Wool Market

The Wool Market would like to thank all the children at St Alban's for their fantastic festive art and have been blown away by the quality of the decorations, well done to everyone that took part and helped raise lots of money for Save The Children

Doncaster Royal Infirmary Children's Toy Collection

What a busy season for the Mini Vinnies! They have done an outstanding job of organising, sorting and wrapping all the toys ready for donation to the Children's department at DRI. We hope and pray for the children and their families that are in hospital during Christmas and hope that these Christmas presents will put a smile on their faces in these difficult times. 

Thank you very much to everyone that donated toys to our collection, we are very greatful for your generosity! 


We have also been busy creating prayer cards for St Alban's Church and Christmas cards for our neighbours at the 'Flower Park Care Home'. 

Doncaster Royal Infirmary Children's Toy Collection


As advent begins we have been thinking and praying for those who are in need this Christmas. We have been reflecting on how thankful we are for everything we have and we want to put a smile on other Children's faces this Christmas! 

Therefore we are organising a Toy Collection for the children's hospital at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, to give other children some light this Christmas. 

Please could you gather any unwanted toys and bring them to school on the 3rd December so that we can create Christmas present boxes for the children. 


God Bless, 

Mini Vinnies 

Mini vinnies attended the open air Armistice Service at the Denaby War Memorial at 11am on the 11th November. We represented St Alban's as we stood, remembered and prayed with our community. 


St Vincent Community Shop Clothing Collection

The Mini Vinnies did an excellent job of organising the event and sorting and packing up the clothes ready for donation to the St Vincent Community Shop.

Thank you very much to everyone that donated clothes to our collection, we received hundreds of items that will go a long way to helping those people in need. Your generosity really does make a huge difference! 

St Vincent Community Shop Clothing Collection


Mini Vinnie’s main aim is to make a difference in our community, as the weather gets colder we have got together to see what we can do to help those people in need. Therefore we are organising a clothing collection for the St Vincent’s Community Shop to help those people that really need it.

St Vincent’s Community Shops sell affordable clothes and offer a listening ear to individuals and families in need. All the money raised from their sales go back into the community to support vulnerable people including the homeless.

Please could you gather any unwanted clothing this half term and bring it to school on the 5th November so that we can donate this to the St Vincent’s Community Shop.


God Bless, 

Mini Vinnies 

Welcome to our new Minnie Vinnies for 2021-22, our group is led by two of our previous members from Kirkstall class and our new members cannot wait to get started with our mission!

Race to Paris Fundraising Event

Wow, what an incredible day!

The Mini Vinnie’s did an outstanding job of organising a sponsored run to raise money for their Faith Garden. The children had a fantastic day and, combined, we ran over 356 miles - the distance from Doncaster to Paris!

There were big smiles, cheering and supporting from everyone at St Alban’s as the children enjoyed our new active mile track. 

Race to Paris Fundraising Event

We are organising a sponsored run that will take place on the Monday 12th July to raise money for our Faith Garden. The children will run the distance from Doncaster to Paris, as this is where St Vincent de Paul is from. We look forward to receiving your donations and having a fun filled fundraising day! 


All children have taken home a sponsor form to be returned with their collected money by Thursday 15th July at the latest. Thank you for your continued support and contributions to the school and our community. 


God Bless, 

Mini Vinnies 

Welcome to our new Minnie Vinnies from Year 4 Fountains class. They are very much looking forward to rolling out all of their amazing ideas. Watch this space...