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DIOCESE OF ARUNDEL & BRIGHTON LOURDES PILGRIMAGE

THE REDSHIRTS

25 July - 2 August 2018

2018 Online Application Form for REDSHIRTS ONLY



Please now read the following guidance notes, so that you enter the correct information when asked.


Please complete this Application Form for each individual Redshirt. Please note, your application cannot be processed unless you confirm, when asked on the application form, that you have read and agreed to the Code of Conduct, which can be accessed by clicking here. It may be worth printing these instructions before you start, so that you can refer to them when filling out the form.


The closing date for applications is 29 March 2018. Please apply early to avoid disappointment. Any amendment or cancellation of this booking has to be in writing to A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Office - The Redshirts, The Bothy, Cowfold Road, Coolham, RH13 8QL or by email - click here


If you would like more information on what it means to be be a Redshirt, please click here



THE COST FOR THIS YEARS PILGRIMAGE is £625
(Cost inclusive of Transport, Accommodation and All Meals)

Please indicate on the application if you wish to pay by instalments.


Having agreed a payment plan with the Pligrimage office, details will be sent to you to arrange with your bank.

Final balance due by 31 May 2018 unless a payment plan has been agreed with the Pilgrimage office. (Final balance of instalments to be completed by 31 August 2018)



APPLICATION DETAILS

Before starting your application, please make sure you have the following documents with you:


✔ Your Passport
✔ Your European Health Insurance Card ("EHIC Card")
✔ GP's contact details, and a list of your medication (if applicable)
✔ A photograph of yourself, that you can either post, A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, The Bothy, Cowfold Road, Coolham, RH13 8QL or send by email click here
✔ Details of a referee from your Parish (e.g. Parish Priest, Confirmation Catechist, Youth Worker)


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Please indicate if you wish to pay the balance by instalments. Having agreed a payment plan with the Pilgrimage Office details will be sent to your parent/guardian to arrange with your bank. Final payment of the instalments must be paid by 31 August 2018.



FURTHER INFORMATION

We require you to complete a personal statement and send it to us within ten days of submitting your online application. Your personal statement should be handwritten, then either scanned/emailed or posted to the Pilgrimage Office.


It is very important that you do this as your application cannot proceed without it. Points to include are:

  • Tell us what you have heard about Redshirts that has made you think it would be a good choice for you.
  • Why do you think you would be a good addition to our Redshirt group?
  • What do you hope to gain from your experience?

And for those applying as second timers, please also include:


  • How did Redshirts impact your life?
  • Why do you think coming again would make a difference to you?

SAFEGUARDING

In line with the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy, ALL REDSHIRT GROUP LEADERS, (PLUS ALL OTHER HELPERS, DOCTORS, NURSES AND CHAPLAINS) will have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure Certificate.



TRAVEL INSURANCE

All Redshirts are included in a group group Travel Insurance Policy held by the Pilgrimage Trust. The cost is included in the quoted price. A copy of the Travel Insurance Policy will be sent with your confirmation of booking. Click here to view the insurance summary.



MEDICAL INFORMATION

You will be asked to complete the Confidential Medical Questionnaire. As our Doctors will support all Redshirts whilst we are in Lourdes, it is important that you provide details of your medical condition(s) and treatment. We will not be able to accept this application if the Medical Questionnaire has not been completed.



EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (EHIC)

ALL REDSHIRTS need an EHIC which will be required in the event of a pilgrim needing medical attention in Lourdes. The EHIC (which is free of charge) can be obtained online at www.ehic.org.uk or phone 0300 330 1350. Please note that an EHIC must be obtained to validate your travel insurance.



PASSPORTS/VISAS

If you are a non-British/EU citizen you may need a visa to travel to France and possibly specific permission to re-enter the UK. Please check with your embassy and the French embassy to be sure about what you need. It is your responsibility to ensure you have valid travel documents.



HEALTH & SAFETY

The Trust has a Health & Safety Policy. All Redshirts are expected to follow any health and safety procedures laid down by the organisation and behave in a responsible manner for their own welfare and the welfare of others. A copy of the policy is available from the Pilgrimage Office on request.



FINAL TRAVEL INSTRUCTIONS

Complete travel details and final pilgrimage instructions will be sent to you at the beginning of July. These will only be sent if full payment has been received by the 31 May or a payment plan is in place.



DATA PROTECTION ACT

For full details Click here.



Before you click the "Complete the Form" link below to make your application do you have in front of you?


✔ Your Passport
✔ Your European Health Insurance Card ("EHIC Card")
✔ GP's contact details, and a list of your medication (if applicable)
✔ A photograph of yourself, that you can either post, A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, The Bothy, Cowfold Road, Coolham, RH13 8QL or send by email click here
✔ Details of a referee from your Parish (e.g. Parish Priest, Confirmation Catechist, Youth Worker)

If there is any other information that you think will be useful for us to know regarding your application, please email it to us when you send your 2018 photograph.

Complete the Online Application