In 1996, Blue Peter chose Lepra as their annual TV appeal, Viewers held "Bring and Buy" sales across the country and raised over £2.8 million for people affected by leprosy - one of the most successful Blue Peter appeals ever!

The appeal funded our Blue Peter Health and Reseach Centre (BPHRC) in Hyderbad, India. Since opening it has conducted extensive research to improve leprosy treatment and helped us to treat and support over 200,000 people each year. 

It's thanks to the generosity of Blue Peter viewers and our supporters that the centre exists, and has been able to help so many people.

If you remember our Blue Peter appeal please get in touch!

Your donation in 1996 could have helped someone like Jabbar 

Read Jabbar's story 

Working to beat leprosy

Leprosy is a Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) which attacks the nerves and without treatment can led to life-changing disabilities. 

Find out more about Lepra and leprosy

The disease is curable and we are working relentlessly to provide that cure.

Today we are undertaking vital research to:

  • Improve understanding of transmission 
  • Reduce the risk posed by antibiotic resistance
  • Provide improved treatment for ulcers

We need your support

We would love to raise another £2.8 million this year to continue the essential work of BPHRC and our treatment and rehabilitation projects across India, Bangladesh and Mozambique - where leprosy continues to destroy lives. 

A unique opportunity to double your gift!

To celebrate Blue Peter's 60th anniversary in October 2018, we are giving you the chance to double your donation to us - if you donate between 24th September and 24th October 2018. 

How does £1 from you, we get two" work?

From 9.00am on Monday 24th September - 5.00pm on Wednesday 24th October 2018 we can match the first £50,000 donated to us.

These donations can be given to Lepra in person, over the telephone, online or cheque or postal order. 

For a chance to double your gift, all you need to do is ensure your donation reaches us within the given timeframe, and if it is within the first £50,000, your donation will be matched, allowing us to support twice as many people

We can also claim gift aid on your donations, so if you are a UK tax payer, for every £1 you donate, we can claim an extra 25p!

Get involved!

Fundraise for Lepra

Don your most colourful socks and sandals, hold a life-changing tea or do your own thing - find out more

Or simply donate!

Donate between 24th September - 24th October 2018 and your donation can have twice the impact.

Remember: we can only double your donation if you donate within this timeframe!

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