Who leaves a gift in their Will?

  • Pauline will be leaving a gift to The Leprosy Mission in her Will.Pauline will be leaving a gift to The Leprosy Mission in her Will.

Pauline's story

"I am very thankful that I was brought up in a loving, Christian home and I made a commitment to follow Jesus at an early age. Our home and church was very mission minded and supported the Mission. I feel I have always known about the Leprosy Mission and I have vivid memories of going carol singing with my sisters and collecting money in our red L-shaped box. 

"However, my support became much more personal when my husband Ian and I went on one of The Leprosy Mission's ‘Treks for Treatment’ in Nepal. The trek started with a visit to see the work at Anandaban Hospital, near Kathmandu. 

"Meeting leprosy-affected people for the first time, we realised that, despite leprosy being curable, stigma prevented sufferers seeking help until they had permanent disabilities. We also saw how advances in reconstructive surgery techniques have provided hope for those disabled.

"This experience made us feel that we wanted to do more and we became volunteer speakers. Over the years we have enjoyed sharing our experiences of the trek and the work of The Leprosy Mission to church and secular groups.

"Recently we needed to update our Wills and we felt that we should leave something to the Mission. Our ability to help others need not stop when we are no longer here on earth. 

"We therefore felt that in leaving a legacy, we would still be joining in the work of Jesus who came to give life in all its fullness. The Mission's work among leprosy-affected people is an holistic one concerned with healing to body, mind and spirit. We have been privileged to see the transformation that this work in the name of Jesus brings. It is also a thrill to know that our legacies will assist The Leprosy Mission to continue to carry out the work of Jesus in our world."