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  • Children / families
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Young people

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HCPT is a registered charity offering pilgrimage holidays, to Lourdes in the south of France, for disabled and disadvantaged people from around the UK and further afield. The letters "HCPT" stand for the Hosanna House and Children's Pilgrimage Trust.

Every Easter around 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children enjoy a fun and safe week in Lourdes, staying in hotels with their volunteer helpers.

Each Summer over 1,500 people, many of them with disabilities or life limiting conditions, enjoy a week at HCPT's Hosanna House in Bartrès near Lourdes.

We also offer self catering pilgrimage holidays in our Bartrès Villa near Lourdes.

HCPT is a charity with its roots in the Catholic faith. Our services are open to all. Volunteers and beneficiaries come from all walks of life and from all faiths and none.


Every Easter, 1,000 disabled and disadvantaged children and young people enjoy a life changing pilgrimage holiday in Lourdes in the south of France. They are supported by volunteer helpers, nurses and priests. The youngest children we take to Lourdes at Easter are eight years old. The oldest young people we take are 18 (and sometimes older).

HCPT's Hosanna House offers life changing Summer pilgrimages to Lourdes for disabled and disadvantaged people of all ages. The attractive and tranquil home-from-home is in Bartrès near Lourdes. There are spectacular views of the Pyrenees from nearly every bedroom. HCPT will organise every aspect of your pilgrimage holiday – from flights to dietary requirements. Over each Summer more than 1,000 people enjoy the house, its chapel and other fully accessible facilities, and its proximity to the shrine of Lourdes. The house was opened in 1975 as a response to young pilgrims who wanted to enjoy the HCPT Lourdes experience as adults.

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