20 December 2008

How to Look Good Recycled

On Wednesday, the biggest event in 101 fund raising history took place at the Dome, Doncaster!

The night was a huge success and many thanks go to everyone who helped to organise and manage the event, and to the businesses who made donations and had stalls on the night. Thanks also to those who took part on the night and to the people who attended to make it such a success.

Special thanks go to Kerry and Sinead, whose hard work and organisation skills made the event possible.

The success of the event will go along way to helping 101 take local children with special needs to Lourdes next Easter.

Stay tuned! Photos will appear here soon, along with details of the fundraising total when the information is available.

19 November 2008

Daniel Grundy

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the tragic death of Daniel Grundy.

Daniel came to Lourdes with us at Easter 2002 as a sponsored child, and he entertained us with his opera singing, his impressions and with his brilliant imagination.

He died suddenly in his sleep last weekend at the age of 17.

The thoughts and prayers of all members of group 101 are with Daniel's family and friends.

03 November 2008

Hornsea retreat

Members of Group 101 have had a great weekend relaxing, laughing and enjoying the sea air in Hornsea. Here are some photos!

12 October 2008

Race Night a big success!

Last night's Race Night fundraising event was huge success. Everyone had a great time and £500 was raised for the group. Fantastic!

Well done Martin Hutchinson for organising the event.

The group also received a donation of £100 yesterday, meaning that in one day we raised nearly enough to take a child to Lourdes.

The next fundraising event is bag packing in Sainsbury's on 22nd November.

05 October 2008

Last night's group meeting

At last night's group meeting, members of 101 were again positive and committed to getting to Lourdes at Easter despite this years fare increase.

With lots of fundraising opportunities coming up we can get the group to Lourdes, and we know it will be well worth it when we get there.

A message from all the group to Steve- Get well soon!

24 September 2008

Photos from the 1991 pilgrimage

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Group 101, images and videos from past years will be shown here on the website.

If anyone has any photos from before 1991, please get in touch!

Here are some images from 1991.

The 1991 Group

A youthful looking Phil is ready to go!

Stuart, Becky, Maria and Gavin

Joanne, Ellen, Becky and Fiona

Robert taking in the view

Nicky and Angela

Look at the Gavarnie weather!

Group leader Ellen with future group leader Phil

Group 101 in the Lourdes sunshine

01 September 2008

Another date for your diary!

On Wednesday 17th December there is to be a fashion show held at the Dome in Doncaster, with all proceeds going to Group 101.

This looks set to be a big event and could be a fantastic money raiser. Further details will be posted here when they become available.

Many thanks to Kerry Buckley, a former helper with group 101, for organising this event. Well done Kerry!

26 August 2008

Fundraising Events

The following events have been arranged to raise funds for the Lourdes 2009 trip. Please contact Christine, Mike, Paul or Steve for further details.

Sunday 21st September- Car boot sale at Oldcotes

Saturday 11th October- Race Night at Armthorpe Community Centre

Saturday 22nd November- Bag packing at Sainsbury's

Friday 12th December- Sherry & mince pies at 9 Willow Lane

Saturday 24th January- Route 66 concert at St Paul's church hall

The next group meeting will be help on Saturday 6th September, followed by a picnic to Rufford Park with Debs and James on Sunday 7th September.

There will be a group retreat in Hornsea for the weekend beginning Friday 31st October.

04 August 2008


Group 101 now has an online fundraising page. You can visit it and donate at


At the last group meeting there were lots of great ideas for fundraising and a fundraising committee was set up with the aim of organising events so that group 101 can raise enough money to continue for many more years.

Further details and dates will be posted on the website when they are available.

05 May 2008

Group 101 Reunion!

On Saturday Group 101 had its Lourdes reunion. We all had a fantastic time and it was great to catch up with everyone 6 weeks after the pilgrimage. Here are some photos from the day...

02 May 2008

Fundraising for 2009 has begun

Last Saturday, 26th April, Group 101 helpers raised £125 with a cake stall and tombola at a football tournament in Armthorpe. Well done to Amy for arranging this! Lots more fundraising is needed over the next year so if anyone can think of opportunities to raise funds, however big or small, please contact Phil and Marge.

You Are Very Special

Five weeks ago, Group 101 was at the Trust mass with the other HCPT groups from all over the world. During the mass Stephen McDonald from the NYPD read a reflection called 'You Are Very Special'. The words are on the HCPT HQ website, click here.

15 April 2008

The 101 Reunion

The Group 101 reunion will take place on 3rd May at 14:30 at St Paul's church hall in Cantley, Doncaster. The reunion will be followed by a meeting about fundraising, so have a think and bring some ideas! Meanwhile, here are some more fantastic memories of the children we took on this years pilgrimage...

31 March 2008

Group 101 are home!

After a fantastic week in Lourdes, with lots of laughter, singing and tears, Group 101 are now back home. We all have special memories, and have made wonderful new friends. Not even a week of rain can stop us from having a great time! Thirty-one people made up the group this year and every one played their part to make it a successful week. Thank you.

16 March 2008

Early weather forecast...

With less than a week to go until Group 101 sets off to Lourdes, the early indications are that the weather is going to be very cold with some rain and snow. However, Lourdes weather is at best unpredictable and the forecast could change over the next few days. Click here to keep up to date with the forecast.

15 March 2008

Thorne Lions pay for a child to go to Lourdes!

HCPT Doncaster Group 101 gratefully accepted a cheque for £580 from Thorne Lions last week, to pay for a child to go to Lourdes this Easter. Many thanks to the Lions who have, over the years, enabled many children to enjoy a fantastic week in Lourdes.

14 March 2008

2008 Spring Fair

The 2008 HCPT Doncaster Group 101 spring fair was a great success! Over £1000 was raised; the most the event has raised for some time. Many thanks to all who helped on the day and to all who came along to support the group.

Gav is so engrossed with folding raffle tickets he doesn't notice Jesus perched on his shoulder.
Steph and Josh await customers on the very carefully arranged Easter egg tombola.
Steve preparing the bacon butties.

Angela and Teresa setting out the cake stall.
Nikki and Sam enjoying the fair.

C'mon Gareth- there's still two thirds of the bottle left!