Ever thought that throwing the stamps on your envelopes out is a waste? Well you can put them to good use by tearing off and donating to The Leprosy Mission (NI). In 2016 over £6000 was raised for the charity by folk doing just that – you could even ask your children’s school or your place of work to keep them for you too! Used stamps get sold by weight, so the more the better or if you know any philatelists that have duplicates or spare collections they would like to pass on these would be most gratefully received too.
With Christmas cards arriving on our doorsteps soon, we all should be able to gather up some, and help a very worthwhile cause.
Over the last 25 years, 15 million people have been cured of leprosy but there are still over five million people affected by the ongoing impact of leprosy today.
But many people in Northern Ireland do not know that leprosy continues to blight the lives of millions of people around the globe. We desperately want them to know that:
Leprosy still exists. There is a cure. It can be ended in our lifetime.
Founded by an Irishman 143 years ago, The Leprosy Mission has a deep connection to the island of Ireland. We are privileged to continue his legacy today.
The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland (TLM NI) is part of a Global Fellowship of over 200 projects in 33 countries around the world.
TLM NI supports projects in five countries in Africa and Asia that are transforming the lives of people affected by leprosy.
To learn more about the work of TLM visit their website