Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Looking to Match Cost of Lourdes Trip; TODAY WE TALK TO HCPT GROUP 41

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Looking to Match Cost of Lourdes Trip; TODAY WE TALK TO HCPT GROUP 41

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What will you do with this year's Wish money? All money raised via the 2016 Wish campaign will be spent on the children's sponsorship costs, which consist of the children's travel and accommodation costs to Lourdes.

Tell us about your group.

HCPT Group 41 is a charity offering Easter pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes in the South of France, for disabled and disadvantaged children from the Newcastle and Gateshead area. The children are accompanied by volunteer helpers, nurses and doctors who pay their own travel and accommodation costs. HCPT is a Catholic charity and its services are open to all.

Children and volunteers come from all walks of life and from all faiths and none.

Who is the longest serving member of your group? HCPT's Easter pilgrimage holidays to Lourdes in the South of France have been running since 1956. The core of the volunteer helpers, nurses and doctors of HCPT Group 41 have been involved for in excess of 16 years.

Tell us about the biggest or best activity or event your group has organised. …

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