HCPT group 201 is the Portsmouth Diocese youth group, which takes 8 to 10 children with a range of abilities to Lourdes every Easter. The children are supported by 20+ helpers, some of whom are aged 17 years + and recruited from local schools and colleges. Every child has two helpers, one of whom will always have travelled to Lourdes with HCPT previously. To ensure all helpers are appropriately equipped for this privileged responsibility we arrange an extensive helpers pre pilgrimage selection and preparation programme which includes a residential weekend. Helpers make themselves familiar with the needs of our children when they meet with them and their families on numerous occasions before we travel.