A care home resident has travelled to France as part of a pilgrimage.  

Mark Urwin, 55, from Chesham, travelled from Buckinghamshire to Lourdes in France, a famous Catholic pilgrimage site on the foothills of the Pyrenees.

Living with cerebral palsy and being a wheelchair user has not stopped Mark from doing the annual holy journey, which he has usually embarked on solo.

Previously, Mark has travelled in collaboration with Across, a charity helping disabled people to experience pilgrimage.

Bucks Free Press: Mark has shown that travelling is for everybodyMark has shown that travelling is for everybody (Image: Salutem Care and Education)

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This year Mark, who lives at Birchwood residential care home, took the journey in a specially adapted Jumbulance coach, designed to accommodate wheelchair users so they don’t need to transfer off their chairs during the journey.

He was accompanied by a staff member from Birchwood after inspiring those around him.