We then establish a group. This means finding and visiting the
special need and sick person prior to leaving on a trip and finding
all our helpers. We travel very much as a team made up of helpers
and VIP's (Patients). Our team consists of 14 able-bodied men and
women, including a Doctor, Priest, male and female nurse's and 10
VIP's. Many of the helpers travel with the Anerley Across every
Any helper will tell you it is extremely hard work but very rewarding
as very little sleep is had during the ten days. Our day starts
at 6am and finishes at 11pm approximately and we can be called at
night. During the day we stay together as a group at all times and
we go out on day trips. Although we have a very busy schedule we
still give total care to our VIP's.
All our trips are made possible through the generous support and
donations that we receive throughout the year. This includes raffles,
race nights, dances and an annual golf day. This charity is run
on a totally voluntary basis.
We believe that everyone in the group enjoys the holiday and finds
it very rewarding. At present it costs £700 for each individual
to go on these ten day trips to Lourdes which includes travel, full
board, insurance and all the medical facilities.
Without the support and generosity of everyone concerned our trips
would not be possible. If you can help in anyway, particularly with
fundraising, please contact us.