"The people are amazing:
it is a once in a lifetime trip."
"She came back from Lourdes more at peace, less angry with the world."
"He came back from Lourdes this year with his own drinks bottle, and now there's no stopping him!"
"If they can take Jack safely, they can take anyone. I trust them totally."
HCPT relies on thousands of volunteer helpers to provide care for the special children they take to Lourdes each year. These helpers come from all walks of life, all ages and a variety of previous experience in caring for children. The most important characteristic of a helper is the willingness to do whatever is needed by the child in your care to ensure they have a fantastic pilgrimage.
As you can imagine, a pilgrimage with HCPT requires a great deal of fundraising. Every year we need to raise £12,000, the funds for our children's’ fares and the activities we do in Lourdes.
Each helper has to find the money for their own fare although the group aims to support those who are struggling with this.
Please take the time to pray with and for us:
For our disabled and disadvantaged child and adult pilgrims, and the benefits an HCPT pilgrimage holiday brings them:
For our volunteer helpers, some making their first pilgrimage to Lourdes, and some having volunteered for decades
For our chaplain, nurses, doctors and leaders
For our founder Brother Michael Strode
HCPT Group 170 the Southampton based family group from HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust.
Registered Charity in England and Wales (281074) and Scotland (SC043743).
Registered in England as a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 109519