We are thrilled to announce that Victoria Hislop, author of The Island is our new Ambassador taking on the issues surrounding leprosy.

Victoria’s best-selling novel ‘The Island’ set on the Greek island of Spinalonga brought the issue of leprosy back into modern day conversation.
It’s remarkable that one person is still diagnosed with leprosy around the world every two minutes. Lepra is a leading authority on community health programmes in leprosy and the impact of their work is remarkable.
Sarah Nancollas, Lepra chief executive says “It is great to have Victoria to add her voice to Lepra’s at an exciting time for us”.

Victoria, who has already visited our projects in India, will be supporting communications and involved in events with supporters here in the UK.