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Lepra News Winter 2017

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In this issue you will find:

‘Leper’ no more

Our Vice Chair of Lepra in India talks about her own experience with leprosy and why she thinks we should be discouraging people from sing the term ‘leper’. She says it contributes to the stigma surrounding leprosy and asks for your help preventing its use.

Life in a leprosy colony

Many people don’t realise they still exist but leprosy colonies are indeed still around today and we work to help those living in them to receive disability grants and healthcare. You can read about what it’s like to live in a colony and discover one woman’s incredible sacrifice for her family.

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day takes place each year on the last Sunday in January - this year it will be on the 29th. Find out how you can get involved and make a difference.

What have you been up to?

From writing poems to pummelling pies, you have been a busy lot helping us to raise an amazing amount of money so we can change lives. We are extremely grateful and love hearing about all of the different ways you’re fundraising.

Let us tell you about…

We have another packed year ahead with lots of fundraising events you can do. Read about the top sporting events we’ve got spaces for and find out how you can help more women and girls on International Women’s Day.

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