World Leprosy Day takes place on Sunday 31 January 2021 and is the biggest opportunity of the year to raise awareness globally about leprosy.
Leprosy is curable and yet many people affected by this disease don't know there is a cure, and are often isolated away from society. This is needs to change.
We need your support to raise a massive one million pounds so that we can continue our vital work.
Visit our World Leprosy Day fundraising page to find out how you can get involved.
Give the gift of Gift Aid this Giving Tuesday, and turn 2021 into a year of hope.
Last year, Lepra’s Gift Aid claim was in excess of £104,000, which highlights just how vital maximising this scheme is.
For every £1 you donate, Lepra is able to claim an extra 25p back from HMRC, so long as you pay the basic rate of tax. Better still is the fact that we can claim this retrospectively on all the wonderful donations you have made over the last 4 years!
Please complete and return our online Gift Aid declaration form as soon as possible. Our dedicated team will do the rest.
Many health services have closed during the COVID-19 outbreak and we need to fill the gap and are stepping in wherever we can. Lepra continues to work in the UK, India and Bangladesh.
Prejudice and discrimination against those affected by leprosy are expected to rise as some people turn inwards. Now more than ever people affected by leprosy need our help. We continue to work, please help us to help them.
In the 95 years since our founding we have helped millions of people affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases such as leprosy.
There is now a cure for leprosy, however, there is more work to be done as prejudice, discrimination and lack of healthcare and resources mean not everyone can receive this in time to prevent disabilities.