Leprosy is one of the world’s oldest diseases yet millions of people are still affected worldwide. In 2013, 215,656 people were diagnosed with leprosy and it is estimated that millions more go undiagnosed. Leprosy is entirely curable through a course of multi-drug treatment for six months or a year. Due to the lack of awareness and the stigma that surrounds the disease, some people delay seeking help and are diagnosed too late to prevent life-changing disabilities.
The children of Preston Street Primary were keen to raise awareness and money for this disabling disease. The whole school attended a dance workshop organised by the charity LEPRA and let me tell you, it was foot kickin’, hand clappin’, leg shufflin’, body spinnin’ awesome!! If you don’t believe us, look for yourselves.
Well done to everyone that participated and donated to LEPRA. We managed to raise a rompin’ stompin’ – pumpin’ jumpin’ total of £2044.59!!