NLTea and Cakes

Nepal Leprosy Trust serves the community in southern Nepal, one of the most prevalent regions in the world for leprosy. The trust runs a 50 bed leprosy hospital, sees 30,000 outpatients every year and helps those with deformities cope with everyday life.

The major obstacle is the stigma of leprosy rather than the symptoms. Pioneering work to encourage leprosy sufferers to start small enterprises that generate income and improvements for their own village is producing amazing results. Rather than endure long periods of denial and withdrawal, patients are now reporting at earlier stages of the disease, reducing significantly the long term damage to their bodies.
Funds are essential for this Christian based charity and Bookham United Reformed Church is one of very few churches to provided regular support. Our annual pre-Christmas event seeks to generate support and interest in their work and provide an excellent spread of Christmas goods and gifts.
We received excellent support at our fundraising event on Saturday 24th November and are pleased to report that we are able to send £660 to the Trust. James Lowther gave a brief talk on the work of NLT and Nepali crafts, clothes and accessories on the NLT stall proved popular with visitors.

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