HCPT - The Pilgrimage Trust

Oakfield Park
32 Bilton Road
CV22 7HQ

Tel: 01788 564646
Minicom: 01788 564642
Web: www.hcpt.org.uk

HCPT takes over 2,000 children with disabilities or from under-privileged homes to Lourdes in France for one week at Easter every year. This is all funded by charitable donations. The trip does three things:
  • It gives the children a fantastic holiday in the company of other children with similar disabilities
  • It gives a week of respite to parents who frequently are in a 24/7 caring situation
  • It gives the young helpers who pay their own way, the opportunity to give themselves to others, gain knowledge and take on real responsibility
The children are organised in family groups, assisted by helpers - at least one per child, dedicated to their care throughout the week. There are also doctors, nurses and chaplains to give specialist support. All have enhanced CRB disclosure.

HCPT selects children on the basis of their medical and social needs and raises funds for the sponsorship of all the children. Parents are welcome to make a contribution to the Trust.

For further information on next year's pilgrimage or to volunteer as a helper, please contact the above address.

Last updated on 21/07/2012

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