Bishop Challoner

Catholic Secondary School

HCPT

Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust

A national organisation, whose object it is to take children aged 7 to 18 years who suffer from various forms of physical or mental disability on a one week pilgrimage to Lourdes. The pilgrimage starts on Easter Sunday and is for the spiritual benefit and enjoyment of all participants. The whole pilgrimage is of approximately 5000 people is made up of small family groups of 20 to 30 people and 10/20 helpers, including a priest chaplain, a nurse and sometimes a doctor.