LEPRA

LEPRA

LEPRA, originally known as the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association, is a medical development charity working towards care of people with leprosy (Hansen's disease) and a range of other poverty-related illnesses including TB, malaria and HIV/AIDS.

The organisation was founded in 1924 by Sir Leonard Rogers in an attempt to cure all cases of leprosy within the British Empire. In the 1930s it became associated with Toc H and its founder, the Reverend 'Tubby' Clayton, and volunteers were recruited to go to Africa and India, which had some of the highest incidences of the disease. Television and radio appeals boosted the awareness of the charity in the 1960s as LEPRA started work in Malawi.

In 1996 LEPRA worked with the BBC children's television series "Blue Peter", raising £2.8m.

Local Charity Committees:
* Chelsea & Kensington LEPRA Committee

External links

* [http://www.lepra.org.uk/ Official site]
* [http://www.intelligentgiving.com/charity/213251 Intelligent Giving profile of LEPRA]


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