Charity Update - Leprosy Mission

The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian charity working in over 30 countries of the developing world to provide holistic care for people suffering from leprosy. Nowadays leprosy can be cured using Multidrug therapy.  Disability and blindness can be prevented through early and appropriate treatment. About 4 million already suffer from, or are at risk of, leprosy disability, and more than 800,000 new cases are detected each year.

In September 2012 each Form Class was given a small box to collect loose change for the leprosy mission. The money raised was sent to an orphanage in India to help care for the basic needs of children who have been rejected and abandoned due to leprosy. Jessica McBride emptied her money box and helped 10B take the lead as the highest collectors.

Sam Smith, from the Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland, visited Crumlin Integrated College on Tuesday 26th February 2013 and gave a small presentation on the work of the Leprosy Mission. Ryan Rea and Jessica McBride presented Mr Smith with a cheque of £60, which was warmly received.

A big thank you to all pupils who helped to raise money for such a worthwhile charity!