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NOW IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO END THE SUFFERING CAUSED BY LEPROSY

!"#$ &'!("! ( )!*'+$,free world For thousands of years leprosy has been the scourge of poverty-stricken communities across the world. The disease frequently leads to severe, life-changing disabilities !" $%&'( )%& '*+(, -,&. /$ are often excluded by their community, and struggle to fend for themselves.

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124 years dedicated to the relief of suffering St Francis Leprosy Guild has been dedicated to the relief of '*+#(,/!0#1 *'("#23#4(5,&'3#-&,# more than a century. We have supported the care of hundreds of thousands of people, and helped to restore their dignity. Today we are determined to build on our legacy and seize the opportunity to help eradicate leprosy once and for all.

. )!*'+$,-/'!! 0+')1 2$ now within sight Just a few decades ago, .&,( $% ! 67( ./44/&! 5(&54( were being diagnosed with leprosy every year, their lives destroyed physically, emotionally and socially by the disease. Today, this number % ' ,("*1(" '/0!/61 !$43 2*$ remains stubbornly at over 200,000 new cases annually, worldwide. St Francis Leprosy Guild is committed to achieving a leprosy-free world and we genuinely believe it is possible, if only people like you are prepared to help.

Early detection can stop leprosy in its tracks By supporting early detection and treatment - before the disease takes hold - you can help to prevent untold '*+(,/!08 If you are able to send a donation of just £30 today, you will help us support ongoing health initiatives, such as the hospital ship that serves patients in the Amazon region. This initiative has already helped to train 600 local healthcare assistants, and the

Winning the battle against leprosy • 9:;<$%-%$+=!%>8?%=2))2+6%&($!$%+/% leprosy reported annually.

•1995 – World Health Organisation extends free access to leprosy treatments.

•16 million people cured of leprosy in past 20 years.

•Today, over 200,000 new cases diagnosed annually, worldwide.

•Early diagnosis and treatment is key to total eradication.

ship visits remote communities along the river where leprosy is still rife, monitoring people for early symptoms and providing prompt medication.

Help to beat leprosy for good The hospital ship is just one of around 60 inspirational partner organisations supported by St Francis Leprosy Guild, which are working with remote and marginalised communities in countries such as India and Brazil. Please send £30 today to help this essential work continue. Together, )!"#$ $!23! "4! +**+'"562", "+ &'!("! ( )!*'+$,-/'!! world and help put an end "+ *!+*)!#$ $5//!'267 (" )($"8

I WANT TO SEE A LEPROSY-FREE WORLD. HERE IS MY GIFT TO HELP.

Please donate at www.justgiving.com/stfrancisleprosyguild or return this form with your gift.

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Please return this form with your gift to: St Francis Leprosy Guild, 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ.

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This appeal has been made possible thanks to a supporter’s kind legacy

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