Leprosy Information India

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Mina’s Marathon

Mina’s Marathon, one of New Hope’s trustees, ran the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara in 2012 and raised £14,615 to purchase land for the future security of orphaned children. This year two of our trustees and their grand daughters travelled to India and were able to visit this land, Mina’s Marathon, as mentioned in our last newsletter, Mina was making plans to undertake her […]

Volunteers Fighting Leprosy

Volunteers Fighting Leprosy, Georgie Ellis and James Bratbee, two students from Richard Taunton’s College have recently linked up with New Hope Rural Community Trust (NHRCT) as volunteers.  They plan to spend their Gap Year (2014 – 15) working with New Hope in India, teaching the community’s children.   The pair will be organizing events over the next two years to fund their air fares and expenses, continuing  the charity’s […]

Medieval Leprosy Plaque

Medieval Leprosy Plaque, East meets West at plaque unveiling! The unveiling of the plaque on 2nd October 2012 was to commemorate people who died of leprosy in anonymity, in medieval times, and to honour the work undertaken in India today by New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust. In those days patients in a leprosy hospital were never likely to leave the site and they would end their […]

Leprosy Information India

Leprosy Information India: Leprosy is a bacterial disease that statistically affects about 4% of any population. It is a bacteria that damages the nerves close to the skins’ surface. It prefers the cooler regions of the nose. It infiltrates several major nerves such as the Ulnar at the elbow which causes clawed fingers. The loss of sensation in fingers, hand/toes and feet is the major cause […]