World Leprosy Day 2014
On World Leprosy Day 2014 – Sunday 26 January – we invite you to help us transform the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. This special day will raise awareness of leprosy as a 21st century disease. Your support will benefit our health, education and livelihood projects in the Shahdara suburb of Delhi, India.
Would your church or group partner with us in raising awareness of this disease which, if left untreated, can be devastatingly disabling. Leprosy is more than a physical disease though. Stigma surrounding it, coupled with disability, sees those affected pushed to the fringes of society. This is why we provide so much more than medical care. A person affected by leprosy needs to be lifted from poverty and have opportunities in each area of their life in order to achieve fullness of life.
Why not host an India-themed night to raise funds for our projects in the Shahdara suburb of Delhi in the run up to World Leprosy Day? There is a link below to an event poster for your church or group. Perhaps you can give thanks for fellowship and funds raised on Sunday 26 January.
The following resources can be downloaded below. Alternatively, ring 01733 370505 or email post@TLMEW.org.uk
to request copies in the post:
Materials for children aged 6 to 11
Materials for young people aged 12 to 16
to find out more about leprosy and how it affects people, or read our FAQs