What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday was started in the United States to follow on from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It encourages people to do ‘good stuff’ for their favourite charities or causes on the Tuesday following these big discounted shopping days.

This year Giving Tuesday will be celebrated on the 27th November across the world and we have some great ways for you to get involved with Lepra and help us raise awareness and funds to support people affected by leprosy…

Give your time

  • Raise awareness that leprosy still exists and is curable on your social media. You can help us change public perceptions on leprosy, due to nearly 60% of newly diagnosed cases being in India, many people around the world are unaware that the disease still exists. Through following our social media accounts, joining the discussion and sharing our posts you can help us reach people that may not have seen our posts. 

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  • Challenge yourself to one of our events. Check out our events page to see what upcoming events we have, whether you run the Paris marathon or cycle the Prudential Ride100, joining Team Lepra can help to raise awareness and fundraising can help us to reach even more people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis. The more you fundraise, the more we can carry out health education campaigns that promote early diagnosis of leprosy, helping to reduce the number of life changing disabilities caused by the disease.
  • Don't want to fundraise through exercise? Read our fundraising guide, containing a wide variety of ideas that you can incorporate into your own fundraising!
  • Fundraise while you shop with GiveasyouLive.com, for every sign up to the website, we get 50p, continue to shop with your account and you can raise even more money for people affected by leprosy!

How you have helped

Thanks to your support in the past year we have been able to continue to diagnose people with leprosy, providing the treatment that can cure them and continued support afterwards. 

We have also been able to use health education campaigns to reduce prejudice and discrimination associated with leprosy as a result of increased understanding of how the disease affects people.