The Cost

We want to keep the pilgrimage as affordable to as many as possible whilst also making it as enriching as possible. The cost will be £620 or €750 (at the current exchange rate). We have kept the cost as tight as possible with the following included

As child protection guidelines stand at the moment, we are unable to simply sleep on a floor in a school or church hall so we have to stay in basic hotel accommodation as a minimum. With well over 1 million visitors expected in and around Madrid during WYD week, accommodation costs are at a premium.

The complete pilgrimage is nearly 2 weeks long so we thing it represents tremendous value for money

Included is:

  • Travel to and from and within Spain
  • All food and accommodation while in Spain
  • Registration fee and Solidarity fee for World Youth Day
  • The Barcelona retreat package
  • Group t-shirts or hoodies

Insurance will not be included. It is up to each individual to provide their own

Don’t let the cost of WYD put you off – it’s worth it! 

With the leaders for each area it is planned that pilgrims will be joining up in groups of  6 – 10 for preparation both spiritually and otherwise.

We have many ideas for fundraising and a staged payment plan. If you talk to people who have fundraised in the past for WYD, many will tell you how the money came in quicker and easier than they thought it would.

You will probably find it easier to fundraise together with people in your parish or cluster. If using any of these ideas for fundraising make sure you get all the right permission and have an adult around. Generally people are happy to help.

  • Talent Contests / Parish X Factor / Fashion Show / Do a gig / Run a ‘Battle of the Bands’
  • Sponsored events eg. walking, cycling etc.
  • Ask Christmas / birthday presents to be money towards WYD
  • Treasure hunt and charge people to enter
  • Spanish themed party / Christmas party / Fancy dress party
  • Coffee morning
  • Bag packing
  • Car washing in parishes
  • Cake sales
  • Carol singing
  • Make and sell Christmas cards

For further information talk to people who have fundraised for World Youth Day in the past.


Payment Plan

This is a suggested payment plan to help spread the cost. We will be asking pilgrims to have half paid before Christmas and the other half paid before the 1st May 2011 which will allow a few months to save some spending money.

Cheques are to be made payable to Armagh Diocesan Youth Commission and must have the names (or names) of the person the payment is for, clearly written on the back of the cheque. Receipts will be sent for all payments received. Apart from the deposit that needs to be brought to the induction meeting for pilgrims and parents or forwarded on the following weekend  to the Diocesan Youth Office (address on first page), along with the application form