Friday, April 13, 2007

Supporting Bridgend Deanery to raise money to send sick and infirm to Lourdes

This Saturday (14th Apr) I would like to encourage as many local car owners as possible to go along to the Fire Station in Bridgend between 10am and 4pm where the Bridgend Lourdes Group will be raising much needed cash via their annual sponsored car wash.

Why not join me in having your car washed and help with raising the essential funds that are required in sending the sick and infirm to Lourdes.

Each year about 25 young people from the Archdiocese of Bridgend travel as part of the Welsh National Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes. The purpose of the pilgrimage is to accompany the sick and disabled pilgrims on their journey. There are a variety of duties which the young people have to do from, washing, dressing, feeding and toileting the pilgrims, to taking them to various masses and processions to even simple tasks like talking to, spending time with and listening to what they have to say.

I cannot praise enough the work that has been undertaken in recent years by this dedicated group of young people, many of them still teenagers in school or college.
Not only are they are a credit to the local community and to their families here in Bridgend, but their own personal selflessness to this worthy cause needs to be recognised.

This Saturday there is an opportunity for the wider community to get involved and help these young people to help others.

Come along and support them!

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