Laughter!!

There has been a lot of reports in the national newspaper on the benefits of attending laughter classes:- “Fake laughter can really lift your mood, reports a new study in the ‘Journal of Women and Ageing. In a 2 months study of 66 women, those who tried laughter yoga - where they were taught to chuckle voluntarily for roughly 30-minute sessions - reported feeling less depressed and less anxious than those who did not. It is thought to release feel-good chemicals in the brain, just as genuine ...
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Sad News – Goodbye Mildred

We are so sorry to share that our much loved colleague and friend, Mildred Howes, who volunteered for NLT for nearly 25 years, has passed away aged 85 after a period of fighting cancer. Mildred was an avid bird watcher, loved puns and general good humour, was a keen crafter and artist, a faithful supporter of of her own church, and of NLT. She brought her own brand of humour and love of life to the office, tinged, as always, with the love of Christ. She always worked hard to keep NLT up ...
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Update on the situation in Nepal.

Officially the Nepal Government say only 390 deaths so far but this doesn’t take into account the more rural and remote areas.  Lagadh’s area, province 2, is the worst affected as the Indian border is only a few miles away.   India has an out of control Covid 19 problem (83,000 dead) and many more unrecorded. The national lockdown has been hard on many but many of the poorer people across Nepal rely on hand to mouth daily labour and daily income for survival for them and their families.  The ...
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The daily battle is intense at Lalgadh!

They are continuing to deal with leprosy patients but with Covid 19, lockdowns and curfews, monsoons and many other things, life is very difficult at the moment. Fear is rife in the villages and lots of rumours are circulating concerning Covid and it is affecting the daily lives bringing a lot of disharmony.   The work at lalgadh carries on which at times is exhausting having to work in the Monsoon heat and humidity.  They are taking extra care in screening patients and the staff a...
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Update on Llagadh!

The daily battle is intense! COVID-19 rates are still increasing daily across Nepal especially here in Province-2 with its 6 million people along the Indian border with much of Nepal in lockdown, curfew or restriction. The stigma along with the fear and rumours about Covid-infection are eroding the normal everyday harmony of local communities.  But life goes on…. Life and work at Lalgadh leprosy Hospital are demanding and at times, exhausting in the monsoonal heat and soaking humidity. ...
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