A sad goodbye to Mainudin

Some of you will already know that one of our Self Help group heros, Mainudin Dafali, passed away at the end of April this year. He had been unwell for some time with cancer of the tongue and had been in India for treatment. He leaves behind his new wife Sakila, and their baby daughter Upsana. Mainudin was a key figure in our Stigma Elimination Programme (STEP) from 2002 onwards because of his enthusiasm and commitment to helping people who were, like himself, affected by leprosy. Mainudi...
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The new Batik cards should be here soon!

We have been informed that the order we have placed for batik cards is about to be dispatched from Kathmandu (as at 18th June), and so we should have them soon. Once they have arrived, we will put some pictures onto the website so that you can see if there are some cards that you would like to order. Don't miss out!
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The 2021 Vitality London 10k Run is back on – for now!

NLT has been informed that the Vitality London 10000 Run is now to take place at Hatfield Park on 11th July. This is a surprise, and even now may not happen as the situation is changing daily, but for now we can gear up for this run which we have been looking forward to for two years now!   Our runners will be at least the same five who ran on 31st May at Maidenhead, and as we have six places, we can add another runner if we can find one! So once again, so soon after the pr...
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10k Run for NLT at Maidenhead 31st May

The unofficial 10k run for NLT went ahead in Maidenhead, in the face of uncertainty about the official Vitality London 10k that we hoped to participate in but which was postponed until a venue could be found. Our runners met up by the Thames at Maidenhead on 31st May and warmed up for the 2-way run along the Thames towards Marlow. All five runners - Matt, Ian, Joseph, Julie and Amy completed their run, with Matthew and Joseph running about 13k in their enthusiasm. All funds raised will suppor...
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Covid Vaccine has run out in Kathmandu

The Himalayan Times published the news last Friday (11th June) that the vaccination programme that had restarted on 8th June had stopped again on the 11th as all available vaccines for Kathmandu had run out. This programme was aimed at the 60 - 64 years age-group but has only scratched the surface of the need. Nepal desperately needs vaccines and has negotiated for a million shots from China which should help in due course. currently only 2.4% of the population of nearly 30 million has had two j...
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NLT Run along the Thames – Monday 31st May

Because the Vitality London 10000 event that we were hoping to join is not able to take place in London on the May 31st Bank Holiday, we decided to have our own mini event, led by one of our trustees who runs a bit.  So on Monday 31st May we will be gathering in Maidenhead to run along the Thames - either to Marlow, or for 5 kilometres and then turn round and come back to the start.  Joining this 10k run will be our Trustee Ian Beech, his son Joseph, my son Matthew,  my wife Julie, and our frien...
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