27 February 2011

26 February 2011

Coffee evening a big success!

A message from Margaret:

I would like to thank everyone that attended the coffee evening last night and also to the people who donated money, but couldn't make it. And also thank you to the people who donated prizes! Well done everyone, just under £400 was raised! - You're a fantastic group of friends, without you it wouldn't be possible to raise the funds for Lourdes!! MANY MANY THANKS-LOVE YOU ALL! X

25 February 2011

Daniel Vance

Daniel, who twice travelled to Lourdes with Group 101 as a sponsored child, is out of hospital now. However, he is very ill. Please keep Daniel and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


You can place a petition for Daniel at the Lourdes grotto here.

24 February 2011

Group 101 Lourdes Photos Part Two

Here are some more great 101 moments caught on camera.

23 February 2011

Group 101 Lourdes Photos Part One

Over the years we have captured some fantastic moments on camera of Group 101 in Lourdes. As we count down to the 2011 pilgrimage, we will relive some of those great moments. Here is part one.

Coffee evening this Friday

A reminder that this Friday, 25th February, there is a coffee evening to raise funds for HCPT Group 101.

The evening is taking place at Phil and Marge's house and begins at 7. These evenings are always well attended and a great occasion so please turn up if you can!

Tickets are £1.50 and this includes a drink and biscuit.

Contact Phil and Margaret on 01302 868816 for further details.

21 February 2011

16 February 2011

Hotel Jeanne D'Arc

Hotel Jeanne D'Arc, where Group 101 stay every year has got a new website.


Praying with Bernadette

The 2011 Trust Mass is being organised by IHCPT to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The theme is Praying with Bernadette, and this is the logo!


15 February 2011

We need Easter Eggs!

As part of our fundraising efforts at this years Spring Fair, we are holding an Easter egg tombola. If you could help our cause by donating an Easter egg, please pass it on to Marge and Phil or a Group 101 helper.

The Spring Fair will be our last fundraiser before the Easter pilgrimage and we want to make as much money as we can to help the children of Doncaster. Please help us if you can!

13 February 2011

10 weeks!

It is just 10 weeks until Group 101 travel to Lourdes!

Group 101 helpers

Group 101 helpers had a great time at the pie and pea fundraiser last week.


11 February 2011

Pie and pea night raises over £400!

As well as having a great night on Wednesday, the people who attended the pie and pea night at St Paul's church hall raised £415 for Group 101.

This will help us to support local children with a fabulous holiday to Lourdes.

Many thanks to everyone who attended the event, and special thanks to the St Paul's ladies group for organising the event.

10 February 2011

Daniel Vance

Please keep Daniel Vance in your thoughts and prayers.

Daniel, who twice travelled to Lourdes with Group 101 in the 1990's as a sponsored child, is ill in hospital in Sheffield.

Get well soon Daniel.

06 February 2011

Thanks to our supporters

Many thanks to the following people, on behalf of all the helpers and children of Group 101, for their kind donations. Your support makes a big and lasting difference to the young people we take to Lourdes with us.

Mrs McCabe donated £370.

Mr Stiegler donated £1500.

Mrs Cooney donated £100.

Thank you!

Fundraising events announced

Yesterday's helpers day was a great success. Many thanks to all the Group 101 helpers for giving their time to prepare for the 2011 pilgrimage.

Two further fundraising events have been organised to take place before the Easter trip:

On 25th February there will be a fundraising evening at Phil and Marge's house. This is instead of the evening that was cancelled in December due to the weather.

On 27th March the Group 101 Spring Fair will take place at St Peter's church hall between 11-12.30. This will be followed by a meeting for all the helpers and children going to Lourdes this year.

And don't forget the pie, pea and bingo night at St Paul's church hall, this Wednesday at 7pm!

03 February 2011

Lourdes themes

The prayer theme continues this year in Lourdes: 


With Bernadette: Learn to make the sign of the Cross (2010), 


Say the Our Father (2011), 


Recite the Rosary (2012).


The HCPT theme for the 2011 pilgrimage is 'Pray with Bernadette'.

01 February 2011

Helper's preparation day

This Saturday 5th February is the preparation day for group 101 helpers going on the 2011 Lourdes trip.

The day starts at 10am and takes place at the meeting hall at St Paul's church, Cantley. The preparation day will be followed by a social evening at Phil and Margaret's house.

It is now fewer than 12 weeks to Lourdes; forms are in and fares have been paid. Let's make Group 101's 34th pilgrimage to Lourdes the best one yet!

To get you in the mood, here's a video of Group 101's 2010 trip to Lourdes.