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Last year SVP members visited more than 27,000 people who were in hospital

Visiting the sick can ease pain and suffering

SVP is focusing this week on visiting those in hospital

St Vincent de Paul volunteers visit those in need

The new campaign Who Cares? draws attention to the 900,000 older people in Britain struggling with loneliness

Volunteers at a community shop run by the SVP

The SVP has helped many people regain their confidence after suffering from mental illness

A family at meal time (SVP)

SVP is focusing this week on mothers who regularly go without for the sake of their children

For many of the SVP’s 80,000 beneficiaries, the charity is their only source of hope in desperate situations (SVP)

The SVP is holding an awareness campaign entitled “Happy Families?” this month

Fr Pepper: 'You meet people in the street and people driving by put their fists up' (Photo: PA)

In a video Fr Pepper warns his opponent of his impending doom

St Benedict’s pupils serve soup and bread for the SVP (Photo: Marek Nalewajko)

‘Rich’ and ‘poor’ help the SVP

The St Vincent de Paul Society at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, West London, holds its annual “Rich Man, Poor Man” raffle

Heroes like Derek Barrowcliff light up our dark times

Reading the pathologist’s obituary lifted my spirits