Tragedy at Kathmandu Airport

Many of you will have heard about the tragic airplane crash that occurred at Kathmandu Airport on Monday 12th March with the loss of 49 lives. The causes are unclear, but our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible accident. Please do pray for the survivors and their families, and also for the relatives of those who died.
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Calling all Runners!

Nepal Leprosy Trust has reserved some places in the "Vitality London 10,000" run that takes place in London on Bank Holiday Monday on 28th May. We have three runners so far but need a few more to fill the places and help raise funds for the amazing work done by NLT in Nepal. If you would like to support NLT by raising some funds and running for us, please let us know.
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Leprosy gets a mention on Call the Midwife

It was a great surprise to see leprosy portrayed in a recent episode of the BBC television series "Call the Midwife". The portrayal of the disease itself was rather Ben Hur-ish, and the frightened reactions of people to the disease was a bit blurred as most of the people thought they were reacting to smallpox, and were justifiably afraid of what at that time was a dangerous disease. The subsequent diagnosis of leprosy was a surprise to everyone, but interestingly was presented as a relief, becau...
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Fair Trade Fortnight and International Women’s Day 8th March

Laura Queening is a Fair Trade fashion designer who works with producer groups in Asia, including the NLT workshop in Kathmandu, to produce her Aura Que range of fashion accessories. The 8th of March is International Women's day, and Fair Trade Fortnight runs up to 9th March, so Laura is having an open day in her studio on Thursday the 8th March for those interested to see what happens behind the scenes. The people in the picture on the left are part of our NLT Handicraft producer team, who prod...
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Badri Shrestha – a story in progress

Badri Shrestha is a father in his late 40s affected by leprosy, with a married daughter and two adult sons Subash and Sudeep, who are in their early 20s and both seriously disabled by cerebral palsy. Subash and Sudeep are mostly in wheelchairs (provided by NLT) and also require regular medication to keep them stable which is a significant monthly cost. Subash is a bright lad who is a wiz on a mobile phone, but Sudeep is much more limited and has difficult outbursts of temper at times. Bad...
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WORLD LEPROSY DAY 28th January 2018

This coming Sunday (28th January) is World Leprosy Day and we hope that you can bring our work to the attention of friends and your congregations in support of people affected by leprosy everywhere. World Leprosy Day was the idea of the French humanitarian Raoul Follereau, who dedicated many years to fundraising and helping those affected by leprosy. It began about 60 years ago, initially as a day of prayer to achieve two things. First, Follereau believed that those affected by leprosy should...
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