In the interests of public health and safety, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust has reluctantly made the decision to cancel trips to Lourdes in 2021 due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation around the world.
We are however planning on arranging much needed volunteer led breaks for young people with additional needs in our holiday homes in Ireland to run during Summer 2021. This will be dependent on the situation with regards to Covid-19 at that time in Ireland but we remain hopeful that we will be able to offer holidays to young people who have been severely and disproportionately disadvantaged by Covid-19 restrictions.
Our traditional fundraising methods are not available to us currently and we would ask you if you can to support us by making a donation so that we can be ready to provided much needed holidays to the young people with special needs as soon as restrictions allow. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust relies primarily on donations and the generosity of the general public to finance our work as we do not receive annual Government funding.
We are a volunteer led organisation and we would like to say thank you very much to all our volunteers around the country who have always worked hard and given so much to the Trust. Thank you also to the young people with additional needs and their families for trusting us and for giving us so much joy over the years.