London parish priest in charity skydive

Fr Clive Lee

Fr Clive Lee

Fr Clive Lee, parish priest at St Thomas More's Church in Manor House, north London, will be doing a skydive next Wednesday, 1st December, to raise funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP).

The primary focus of the SVP is to alleviate poverty. With 10,000 members across the UK, last year they provided household goods to 6,729 beneficiaries. SVP Soup Runs bring food to more than 32,000 homeless people each year.

The charity runs 32 community shops in areas of high deprivation, which provide work experience and training to unemployed people. Other work includes visiting care homes, hostels and prisons; debt advice, and providing holidays for children and families.

Describing his vision, Frederic Ozanam, (1813 - 1853) founder of the SVP, once said: "I would like to embrace the whole world in a network of charity."

To sponsor Fr Clive's skydive for the SVP visit: www.justgiving.com/frclive