HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust offers around 2,000 disadvantaged and disabled children a Pilgrimage holiday to Lourdes each Easter. The children come from all walks of life and may belong to any religious background, or none at all. The care needs of each child are assessed before the holiday, and the helpers work hard to make sure that everyone can fully join in.
Volunteer helpers are of all ages and types and many come year after year to enjoy the HCPT experience. Whilst some of our volunteers have professional skills - doctors, nurses and youth workers - many are just "extra"-ordinary people with the willingness to join in, help out, work hard and have fun.
Click here to find out what the children and helpers have to say about their holidays..
If you would like to join in as a helper or if you know a child who would like to come with us, have a look at our joining in page.