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Lepra News Spring 2021

Our Spring 2021 edition of Lepra News is out! Read now!

In this issue we focus on the sacrifices made by people affected by leprosy, and the importance of giving back.

People affected by leprosy may be forced to give up their jobs, family, homes, good health, and this means they often give up hope too. 

Across the globe, millions of people are suffering from the effects of leprosy, afraid to come forward for treatment. Lepra will not give up on the missing millions.

Your donation today will make a difference. 

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World Leprosy Day 2021

World Leprosy Day took place on Sunday 31 January 2021 and was the biggest opportunity the year to raise awareness globally about leprosy.

Our collective voice spread the important message that leprosy is curable, and it reached millions of people across the world. 

Help us to keep that message going!

Visit our World Leprosy Day fundraising page to find out how you can get involved, or donate using the link below. 

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Gift Aid Appeal

Gift Aid Appeal for Giving Tuesday

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.

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COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

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.

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Your Present, Their Future

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.

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