Chair of the Trustees - Tracy Ennis
Tracy Ennis is an experienced Nurse who joined Raphael on her first Pilgrimage in 1983 having missed only 4 years attendance since. She feels that she gains more than she gives to the Pilgrimage and would recommend going to anyone interested in a working Pilgrimage.
Tracy started travelling to Lourdes with an overland group, became a member of the then Management Committee, spent time as Deputy then Chief Nurse and is now Chair of Trustees.
The Pilgrimage has evolved over time, moving our Pilgrims from the Accueil Notre Dame, she enjoys staying in the same hotel as our Pilgrims who need assistance. It's sometimes a very tiring but thoroughly fulfilling experience.
Kath made her first pilgrimage as a handmaid in 1984, later serving Raphael as
Chief Handmaid and currently as a Trustee.
Lourdes has changed and enriched her life, where she has made many friends
and shared wonderful experiences. Kath says she is privileged to be part of the
family of Raphael.
Francis first joined Raphael in 1995, travelling with the Northern Overland Youth Group contingent from Lancashire. He later took on a role as a Youth Group Leader helping to run this group which he continues to do currently.
Having traveled to Lourdes over many years with lots of young people from all faiths and none, Francis believes that Lourdes has something to offer everyone and has enjoyed sharing the experiences with his wife Jane (a doctor with the pilgrimage) and his three children who all love to join the pilgrimage when they are able to.