Every year HCPT organises trips to Lourdes for over 7000 people. Everyone is welcome to join in, whatever their age or ability.
The children’s Easter trip is an action packed week filled with fun and laughter – and can also provide a well earned week of respite for carers back home! HCPT takes 2000 children with disabilities, social or emotional needs supported by volunteer helpers, who provide one to one care and friendship throughout the week in Lourdes. Children travel in family groups. HCPT volunteers actively raise the money through the year to cover all the costs of taking the children to Lourdes.
HCPT’s accessible accommodation at Hosanna House hosts about 50 groups every year. Each group takes about between 40 and 50 people and we make no formal distinction between those who are there to help and those who need help. Every member of a Hosanna House Group has an equal role to play – with the same form to complete and same fare to pay. Some Groups arrange fundraising to help cover the costs where help is required.