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Important Information - Coronavirus COVID-19

Following the recent government directive to assist the containment of the Coronavirus, HCPT's Rugby HQ has been closed until further notice, with staff working remotely to maintain the activity of the charity.

Please be assured that HCPT has robust business continuity plans in place, and remains very much open for business.

We will continue to monitor the current situation with regard to our summer pilgrimages, and a possible pilgrimage in October for groups whose pilgrimages earlier in the year were not possible.

Trustees and staff remain in regular contact with our regional chairs and group leaders, mindful of the needs of our beneficiaries and their families who will be anxious at this time.

Further information will be posted on this website as the situation develops.

If you have any concerns please contact us at hq@hcpt.org.uk.

Easter Pilgrimage

Every Easter over 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children enjoy a week in Lourdes, staying in hotels with their volunteer helpers.

Summer Pilgrimage

Each Summer over 1,500 people, many of them disabled adults, enjoy a week at HCPT's Hosanna House in Bartrès, near Lourdes.

About HCPT

Lourdes has been a place for pilgrimage since 1858. Today over five million people per year visit the town. HCPT founder Dr. Michael Strode first visited in 1951 and saw the potential to organise a pilgrimage for disabled children at the school where he was working. HCPT itself was founded in 1956.

It revolutionised the way that disabled people enjoyed a trip to the famous shrine.

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