Word may have got around that in just six weeks’ time we’ll be on BBC Radio 4 featuring as one of their charity appeals. Each week they shine the spotlight on one particular charity and we’ve been selected to talk all about our work in leprosy in India on Sunday 15th January.

Victoria Hislop, our ambassador, is presenting our appeal and last week we had a trip to the BBC to get recording. First we fuelled up on coffee before hitting the Portland Road studios, an iconic building that we were very excited to visit.

In the studio 

From there we met with the wonderful BBC staff who work hard all year to highlight the work of great charities across the UK. They worked with us and with Victoria to put together a three minute script that tells the story of a young girl called Kajal. She has been affected by leprosy and, while we don’t want to give too much away, we can tell you that we were able to improve her life in some way.

Victoria did a great job of telling Kajal’s story and explained her own experience of having visited India and meeting people affected by leprosy. She also explained how she had come to learn about our work and why she is such a strong supporter. Click below to listen to what she had to say about us:


After we’d wrapped up we were lucky enough to get a quick tour of the BBC before we said goodbye.

We can’t wait for you to hear the appeal and hope you’ll make a note of the dates. We will be on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 15th January at 7:55am and then the appeal will air again at 9:25pm. It’ll also be repeated once more on Thursday 19th of January at 3:25pm.

To read more about our work in India click here.