Project information

Help a Teenager get to Lourdes

Lourdes is an amazing place and we want to give up to twenty eight teenagers the opportunity to go there. And we want to do this by asking them to pay only £80 for the privilege of going 1st - 5th August 2016. They'll be staying at the youth village and enjoy age appropriate activities and worship.

May 2015 - August 2016

Charity information

The Society Of Mary

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  • Need


    The full cost of this pilgrimage for the 12 - 18 year olds is prohibitive for many, especially those from backgrounds where there is less money.


    We believe asking the young person to find £80 is reasonable and enable many more to go to Lourdes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Take up to twenty eight teenagers to Lourdes.


    » Pilgrimage is 1st - 5th August 2016.

    Young people attending and enjoying themselves. Reflections in the Society magazine, 'Ave.'

  • Impact


    The immeasurable benefit that expanding young people's horizons does. The success will be seen in these young people being deepened in their faith and hearing God's call in their parishes and own contexts. previous experience shows this happens.


    This is a big financial undertaking and the Society will underwrite the expenditure and we are sure this could be borne if fundraising was unsuccessful.


    Copies of the Ave after the pilgrimage could be sent if contact details are given. Similarly, written comments from teenagers could be sent directly.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £12,860

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      Amount Heading Description
      £657 Accommodation For 28 young people and 3 accompanying adults in the youth village for four nights
      £1,186 Meals and Linen For 28 young people and 3 accompanying adults in the youth village for four nights
      £895 Excursions and transfers Coach travel while in Lourdes
      £10,122 Plane Travel Flights from Stansted to Lourdes

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Contributions from young people at £80 per head £2,240 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The young people will come from across England and the Society of Mary is particularly at attracting young people from area of economic deprivation. in London and the North East. We will be travelling to Lourdes, a place of beauty and general interest, as well as religious significance.


    The 12 to 18 year olds from across England's communities, and indeed the adults travelling with them who have much to learn from the young. This is a truly intergenerational event.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a proven track record of success, this having been organised at the same scale last year and at smaller scales on other occasions.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Fr Graeme Rowlands

    Fr Rowlands will oversee the pilgrimage and ensure there are three well trained and qualified youth supervisors.