The Nepal Leprosy Trust
This year we will be supporting Lalgadh Hospital in Nepal, this is a charity we have had links with for many years and we look to continue this as our overseas mission for 2021.
"Hansen’s disease, commonly called “leprosy”, is a chronic disease caused by a bacterium, Mycobacterium leprae. It is not highly infectious, but can cause severe and permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes if untreated. Treatment is simple, effective and free in all countries so that leprosy can now be cured easily and cheaply through multi-drug therapy (MDT). Eradication of the disease worldwide is a realistic goal. However, those affected by the disease need not only a medical cure, but help in rebuilding their shattered lives." From The Nepal Leprosy Trust's website. Click here to view in full.
The Meeting Room is a registered charity operating in the Mole Valley and Epsom areas. The charity was founded in 2014 by Graham Peddie MBE, who was a leading advocate for assisting the most vulnerable people in our community. Our clients are of all backgrounds and ages and our focus is to provide meaningful support to those with a wide variety of issues including homelessness, poverty, physical or mental health difficulties, breakdown of relationships, social exclusion and loneliness and issues with alcohol or drugs."The Meeting Room is often the first port of call for the homeless, those struggling with poverty or with addictions and those for whom social exclusion and loneliness is an everyday reality." Click here to visit their website and find out more.