Make your voice heard with a gift in your will 

Your loved ones will always come first, but even a small gift in your will could help change the lives of people trapped by disease, poverty and prejudice.

Nerve damage. Disability. Blindness. Every day around the world, millions of people face a daily battle with the physical effects of leprosy. Most face another trial too – the prejudice of those around them.

In many areas of India, Bangladesh and Mozambique, a lack of knowledge about leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases like lymphatic filariasis means that people affected can be shunned by their own communities. Others are excluded from work, discriminated against or even beaten.

Many women find that they are banished by their husbands and forced to move away. Children, too, are sometimes cast out of their families.

By leaving a gift in your will, you could help bring vital education to remote communities – and help eradicate the terrible stigma of leprosy and other diseases.

You can find out more about leaving a gift in your will, by downloading our information booklet.

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How your gift can make a difference

Here are just a few ways your support has helped us in the past year: 

  • We reached more than 256,400 people directly with healthcare and other support
  • We contributed to reduced poverty and improved standards of living for 10,450 people and their families 
  • 14,780 pairs of custom-made footwear were given free of charge to people with disabilities caused by disease

Find out more about where your money goes.

What to do

If you decide to leave a gift in your will, it is up to you whether you would like to tell us or not. Whatever you decide, we will ensure that your gift makes the biggest possible impact on people’s lives.

If you have any questions about gifts in wills, or about our work in general, please contact our Donor Support team on 01206 216700 or email them at DonorSupport@lepra.org.uk.