Thousands Raised for Leprosy Mission

– Community

We were delighted to welcome back Alisia O’Sullivan from the Leprosy Mission to our assembly. The Leprosy Mission work closely with staff in affected areas to provide and evaluate a range of different projects that help transform the lives of leprosy-affected people.

It was the opportunity to present her with a cheque for a magnificent total of £10,322.46. Alisia, partnerships officer –churches and groups, explained how they have been helping people in Nepal to rebuild their lives after the earthquake that struck in April 2015. The ongoing project includes aid relief and emergency medical care given to earthquake-affected people in the aftermath of the earthquakes as well as plans for the rebuilding of the Anandaban Hospital facilities, as well as homes of leprosy-affected people and TLM Nepal staff and other rehabilitation support (including counselling). Our donation will help in the hospital and she promised to update us on how it will be used.

The important trait of thinking of others is one that is part of the St Martin’s ethos. Boys are encouraged to give of their time and effort for the benefit of the community. This was much to the fore in the bob o job tasks that they did during their Easter holidays. Helping around the house, making sure the bedroom is tidy, washing the car were just a few of the tasks that the boys did. One particular task that had a double reward was carried out by a Year 3 boy. He saved a mouse from his cat and was sponsored for this act of kindness.

The money raised for the Leprosy Mission  was collected after various concerts, the charity day and a bob-a-job. The most significant fundraising event was the Junior Swimathon, where the boys in Years 3 and 4 raised £7800.

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