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Leprosy Mission

The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian charity with 141 years of experience. Through The Leprosy Mission’s global family we serve a population of 305 million people in around 30 leprosy-affected countries.

Leprosy Mission diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients. Our aim is to transform and empower the lives of people affected by leprosy.

Leprosy is a disease of poverty and as well as providing healthcare, we offer rehabilitation, education, vocational training, small business loans, housing and fresh water supplies and sanitation to tens of thousands of people each year. We provide a springboard to restored health, self-sufficiency and renewed hope. Our services are provided regardless of religion or ethnicity, promoting equality and social justice.

Leprosy is a mildly-infectious disease caused by a bacillus called Mycobacterium leprae – a relative of the TB bacillus. It occurs where there is dirty water, bad nutrition and poor standards of living, meaning people's immune systems are not strong and they are unable to fight the disease.

World Health Organisation figures reveal there are more than 200,000 new cases of leprosy diagnosed globally each year. Globally, there are more than three million people living with irreversible disabilities, including blindness, as a result of the late treatment of leprosy.

We concentrate our efforts on 11 countries. We work closely with staff in these Asian and African nations to provide and evaluate a range of different projects that help transform the lives of leprosy-affected people. As a global charity, The Leprosy Mission works in around 30 leprosy-endemic countries.

To help raise funds for Leprosy Mission we sell a selection of Christmas cards, calendars, candles and small gifts at the Coffee & Craft’s Autumn Fair, which this year was on
Saturday 18th November.

This year we raised over £TBC at the Autumn Fair.

If you missed the sale but would still like to buy Christmas cards etc.. please see Alison as there is some stock still left over. Throughout the year Alison can order gifts and presents from the TLM catalogue.