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Preparation Day 2024

Details for the Preparation Day 2024


This programme is currently provisional and still to be finalised - it will be notified to helpers when confirmed



Sunday 9th June 2024



St Augustine's RC High School

208 Broomhouse Road


EH12 9AD

Registration Time

10.00.   For first time helpers

10.45.   For existing helpers


10.00.   Registration for New Helpers

10.15.   A typical day in Lourdes (new helpers)

10.45    Registration for existing helpers

11.00    Introductions for all helpers

11.15    Workshop groups - 2 rotations

12.15.   Lunch

13.00.   Workshop Groups - 2 rotations

14.00.   General Induction points

14.15.   Looking after Yourself

14.30.   Helper Groups (Ladies, Men & Medical)

15.00.   Mass (Canon James Tracey)

15.30.   Closing comments, thanks & questions

Workshop Groups

The workshop group rotations at 11.15 and 13.00 are:

  • Communication

  • Infection Control

  • Moving & Handling

  • Caring for people in Lourdes

Helpers will be allocated to groups​


Please bring your own lunch.  Light refreshments (tea, coffee, squash and biscuits) will be provided.

What to wear

Dress code is casual.  Please dress comfortably for the day.  Some activities will be outside, so please also consider the weather on the day.


Attendance at the Preparation Day is mandatory for helpers.  Attendance for registered nurses and doctors is not mandatory but is encouraged.  If you are unable to attend, please email us at or get in touch via the contacts page.


If you have any questions please email us at

or get in touch via the contacts page.


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