An incredible step into the unknown for Amy and her mum

Amy lives with a condition that makes her muscles weak, so she has little control of her body. She also has a severe learning disability and can’t speak. She is totally dependent on others to carry out all of her care. When she was offered a place on last year’s Easter pilgrimage, her parents were […]

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My first visit to Lourdes was a turning point in my life

Danielle, at 21 and is HCPT’s youngest group leader. Read about the impact HCPT has had on her life since she first travelled as a pilgrim aged 11. “My name’s Danielle. I’m 21 and have a condition called “cleft lip and palate”. I was born with openings in my upper lip and the roof of […]

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He made everyone smile

John’s 10 years old and he’s a wheelchair user. He lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe genetic muscle wasting disease. It means he needs help with most things, like going to the toilet and having a bath. John’s doctor says his condition will get worse. He probably won’t live past 30 years old. Because […]

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I can't say thank you enough

Speaking about his trip with HCPT, Luke, who lives with hypermobility, says, “it was amazing. I loved it. I have never been so happy. It was terrific, joyful and brilliant. I can’t say thank you enough to people from the group I went with and the people who gave money which allowed me to go.”

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