Hi, I'm Jade, a second year children's nursing student at university embarking on an experience of supporting 30-40 people on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.
The trip is organised with Birmingham Diocese, where for a full week pilgrims with a variety of nursing needs, travel to Lourdes and are supported by a range of qualified staff, unqualified carers and students like myself.
The week is focused on religious pastimes - mass, processions, the baths, stations of the cross etc, and pilgrims are supported so that they are able to attend.
Taking part is optional through university, but for myself, I am keen to attend as I believe that it will be a very humbling experience and one that will provide me with invaluable life experience that I can transfer into my future nursing career and give me hands on experience in a different setting with a group of people that I wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity of working with.
I am taking every opportunity that I can throughout my nurse training to enhance my skills and knowledge so that I can be the best nurse I can.
Thank you for reading, any donations will be greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask :)