23 July 2012

More money raised for 101!

Last Friday, Group 101 had a cake stall at Cantley Community Gala Day. Unfortunately lots of rain meant that not many people attended, but we still managed to sell £37 worth of cakes.

The following day, Saturday 21st July, the sun shone brightly and Group 101made £166 with a cake stall and tombola at St. Michael's Church Garden Party. It was a lovely day and a great atmosphere.

Many thanks to the helpers who attended and everyone who baked for us. Also thanks to the organisers for giving us the opportunity to fundraise, and to everyone who bought a cake!

Nikki caught stealing a cupcake

The cake stall at St Michael's

17 July 2012

Photos from the 1992 pilgrimage

From the Group 101 archives, here are some photos from the Easter 1992 Lourdes pilgrimage. The theme for that year was 'Family'.

16 July 2012

Anniversary of the last apparition

It was on 16th July, 1858, that Mary appeared as an apparition to Bernadette for the eighteenth and final time. Bernadette herself said of the occasion, "As I stood before the grotto, the lady never looked so beautiful."

14 July 2012

Are you coming with us?

The forms have arrived for travelling to Lourdes at Easter 2013! Please contact Margaret and Phil as soon as possible if you are committed to travelling with Group 101, so we can book the correct number of plane seats. Thank you.

13 July 2012

Fundraising next week

On Saturday 21st July, Group 101 will have a tombola stall at St Michael's school garden party in Rossington. Come along to buy a ticket, and if anyone has any prizes that they can donate, please get in touch with Phil and Margaret.

Also, on Friday 20th July, Group 101 will have a cake stall at the Family Fun Day at Cantley Community Centre. Please bake for us if you can!

07 July 2012

Happy Birthday Margaret!

Group 101 leader, Margaret Hall celebrates her birthday today! Margaret and Phil returned from a trip to Lourdes yesterday. Here they are with Greg, who has travelled to Lourdes with Group 101 several times.

02 July 2012

A message from Brother Michael Strode

A thank you to supporters of HCPT's work with disadvantaged and disabled people from Brother Michael Strode (born 1923), founder of HCPT The Pilgrimage Trust, May 2012. This video is taken from the HCPT YouTube channel.

"I would like to thank everyone who is contributing to the work of the Pilgrimage Trust.
"Not only the helpers and the carers, who look after the children or adults on their pilgrimage to Lourdes, but to those who are interested and back up the work of the Trust with their interest, their prayers, their financial support.
"It's wonderful the way that the Trust over the years has developed, and so many people in their different ways have contributed to the work, not always very obviously, but very importantly, and it can mean so much to disabled youngsters and adults to have that experience of going to Lourdes in a community.
"That's so important: they go with a group, and the group becomes a community, and the community is such an important aspect of the work that they experience, and the value that it has to those who receive it. Both the disabled and the able bodied themselves."

01 July 2012

£170 raised at Bentley Bonanza!

Group 101 had a great day of fundraising today, a total of £170 was raised selling cakes at Bentley Bonanza.

Mike, Malaika, Jade, Paul and Liam selling cakes for Group 101

Many thanks to everyone who baked for us, or who helped on the day, and to those who bought the cakes. Your efforts will help us to help children from Doncaster with special needs have a fabulous holiday.