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St Augustine’s pupils get fit for Lepra

St Augustine's pupils during their fun workout for international charity Lepra. (s)
St Augustine's pupils during their fun workout for international charity Lepra. (s)
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Pupils at St Augustine’s RC High School, Billington, have completed a fun workout and other sponsored activities to raise more than £1,800 for Lepra, an international charity which fights disease, poverty and prejudice.

Lepra works in Bangladesh and India, focusing on people affected by some of the world’s oldest and neglected diseases such as leprosy.

The charity was founded in 1924 and was 91 years old on January 31st. Debbie Richards, community fund-raiser with Lepra, said: “It was great fun working with the Year 7 pupils to complete the challenge.

“Last year, Lepra changed the lives of more than 1.2 million people and provided health education to a further 1.2 million in India and Bangladesh.

“Our work is just scratching the surface of need and we really appreciate this donation so we can do more.”

Lepra works with many schools, community groups and churches to raise awareness about neglected diseases and people marginalised by society.

Working with governments, other non-governmental organisations and international agencies, Lepra identifies and bridges gaps in health care provision as well as helping people to rebuild their lives.