Our Taste of India event on Friday 11 May raised an amazing £3,300 to bring hope and healing to people affected by leprosy in India.
The 140 people who attended the event at Seagoe Parish Church in Portadown enjoyed sampling the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of India, including a three-course Indian meal, Indian dancing and a presentation by Joanne Briggs, TLM Northern Ireland’s National Director.
During her presentation, Joanne explained that 60 per cent of the world’s leprosy cases are found in India and that during the course of the evening another 20-30 people would have been diagnosed with leprosy somewhere in the world.
Joanne explained how The Leprosy Mission is working all over the world to cure, care for and restore people affected by leprosy. And how this is only possible thanks to the generosity of people in Northern Ireland.
Many of the attendees said that they were surprised to learn that leprosy still existed and were shocked to hear of the suffering experienced by people as a result of the disease, including severe disabilities and social exclusion. This was highlighted by the video of Sursati - and Joanne explained why regular giving is so important in meeting the needs of people like Sursati.
Create your own event
Would you like to hold a Taste of India event in your church? We can provide you with all the resources you need to help you run a fun and informative evening to raise awareness of and funds for the work of The Leprosy Mission. Get in touch with the office to find out more: fill in the contact form or call us on 028 9262 9500.