Children are recommended to HCPT Group 193 by the local primary schools with whom we have significant links. Throughout the year the group is engaged in fundraising so that the cost to families is nil. This means that we raise awareness in the local community and create opportunities to socialise, fundraise, and build appropriate relationships that are helpful in forming the “pilgrimage family”. Each child is allocated a helper who self funds their week in Lourdes. Helpers are usually young people who seek to contribute their skills and talents in unique ways.