Group 161 AKA the Purple Pilgrims bring children to Lourdes with a range of needs. We believe in making strong, long lasting friendships with the children and families who form the group. Our heleprs are imaginative, utterly caring, creating, diverse in age and world experience, and great fun to be with. We fundraise all year round to give as many children the chance of experiencing this very special pilgrimage as possible. A week with 161, in the company of Our Lady, is the beginning of a lifetime of wonderful memories and friendships.