Yes - we were born on 31st January 1924! You can read more about our history here 

We’ve been looking back through some old copies of Lepra News and found some interesting stories.

Our most popular bike ride is still going

On 28th June 1987, more than 1,000 cyclists left Edinburgh for the 65-mile ride to St Andrew’s. This was the seventh year of the ride, with a total of more than £5,500 raised in sponsorship.

Find out about this year’s ride here and sign up now!

Schools making a difference

The Easter edition in 1983 announced a “Lepra Action Club” for young people, for which the membership would be 20p. “A badge and membership card will be issued and news sent three times a year to members. The object of the club is for each member to raise £5 each year to treat a child – children helping children.” Sally Archibald and her sister Helen are shown, wearing homemade Lepra sashes. They had raised £137.50 for the fund.

Find out how schools and young people can get involved now.

Floods in Mozambique

We reported on the situation in Mozambique in February 2000, when in just one week the country received the equivalent of two years’ rainfall. Around one million people lost their families, homes and means of making a living and were without crops and safe drinking water. We supported relief agencies to prevent the growing risk of infection by malaria and diarrhoeal diseases. Our leprosy and TB work in Inhambane province was restored. Fortunately the work in Zambezia province towards the north was relatively unaffected.

Read about the new project in Mozambique 

Flashback to 1999

Many things don’t change. In September 1999 we said (and still say):

Whenever we talk about our work we talk about people rather than numbers of patients or ‘cases’ because the focus of our work is about changing people’s lives.