Did you know that top royal residence St James’s Palace is built on the site of and named after a leprosy hospital? Or that St Giles' Church in the shadow of the iconic Centre Point tower was literally ‘in the fields’? The affectionately-named poets' church began life as a leprosy hospital, its then rural location chosen to protect city life.
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) needlessly affect one in five people globally today. They cause devastation to people living in the poorest and most marginalised communities on earth.
To tackle this extreme injustice, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and the UK Coalition Against Neglected Tropical Diseases are hosting an event for parliamentarians, calling for an end to these diseases that need not exist in the 21st century.
You're invited to take part in a sponsored walk with a difference this summer! Our London Walk of Hope, taking place on 2 July 2022, will be a chance to step back in time and explore some of London's ancient leprosy sites.
Marika Timmins was one of 14 walkers to complete the six-mile Walk of Hope around the Hambleton Peninsula at Rutland Water on Saturday 30 April. Together the team raised more than £1,200 towards building a new Research Centre at The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital in Nepal.