Lepra News (Winter 2021) is a Giving Tuesday special! In this issue, we're shining the spotlight on our footwear technicians, the need for specialist podiatric care and the vital importance of customised footwear for people affected by leprosy. We also bid a sad farewell to Geoff Prescott, who is stepping down after five years of steering Lepra.
Launching on Giving Tuesday, and with support from wonderful and committed donors who have pledged donations to our matched funding pot, we are once again running our ‘£1 from you, we get two’ appeal!
From Tuesday 30 November 2021 through to midnight on Thursday 31 March 2022, we can match the first £33,000 donated to Lepra. Donations can be given to Lepra in person, over the telephone, online, by cheque, or postal order.
For a chance to double your gift, all you need to do is ensure your donation reaches us within the given timeframe, and if it is within the first £33,000, your donation will be matched!
We can also claim Gift Aid on your donation, so if you are a UK taxpayer, for every £1 you donate we can claim an extra 25p.
In this issue, our Chair of Trustees, Suzanne McCarthy, and CEO, Geoff Prescott, address the operational challenges of our work in a COVID-19 year. We look at the impact of the disruption caused by the pandemic and how, with your support, we have managed to keep our vital services open to those who need it most, as well as providing critical COVID-19 vaccinations to people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF).
Read Arja’s story: a 76-year-old grandmother whose diagnosis of leprosy affected her mobility, causing disability through loss of sensation in her feet. Find out how we helped her and her family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just £19 allows us to provide someone with leprosy or LF both doses of the vaccine in a safe and dignified location.
Your donation today will make a difference.
Giving Tuesday takes place on 30 November 2021 and we have something very special planned...
We’re shining the spotlight on our footwear technicians, the need for specialist podiatric care and the vital importance of customised footwear for people affected by leprosy. Read more…
Your Present, Their Future is a great opportunity for you to donate to a worthy cause in celebration of your celebration! Whether it’s a special birthday, a wedding, a milestone anniversary, an upcoming retirement, or another big event, your donation to Lepra in recognition of your celebration will transform lives.
Donating for a special day is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to support us, and it really couldn’t be easier. Simply select Lepra as your Facebook fundraiser charity - this lets your friends and family know that donations can be made to us for your celebration. Or they can donate via our website:
All donations come directly to us and you don’t need to do anything except enjoy your special day!
Thank you for thinking of Lepra and making Your Present, Their Future!
Find out more about the lives you are helping change here.