Our Work In Scotland
The Leprosy Mission Scotland is the Scottish partner in The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship’s effort to defeat leprosy and transform lives. Everything we do in Scotland help us move towards our ultimate goal of making leprosy a thing of the past.
We are primarily a fundraising team. Our first responsibility is to raise funds that will be used in our partner countries in Asia and Africa to spot, treat and stop leprosy and all its effects. To do that we reach out to people, churches and communities across Scotland in a variety of ways.
- We work to educate the people of Scotland about what leprosy is, and perhaps more importantly what it isn’t, and how it affects the lives of those infected by it, as well as those around them.
- We work to inspire people with the amazing work that goes on every day in our partner countries to spot, treat and stop leprosy. The stories of lives that have been transformed, disabilities overcome and injustices defeated demonstrate the powerful impact of the mission’s work.
- We work to enable Scots to be part of the solution to the problems caused by leprosy. Individually or as part of a larger group through church, community group, school or with friends, people from across Scotland can join us to stand in the G.A.P. to uphold people affected by leprosy ensuring that they can receive the care and support that they need.
Staff and volunteers regularly visit churches and other groups to speak at Sunday services and other meetings or events throughout the week. These provide great opportunities to raise the profile of the mission among existing and potential supporters who we hope will choose to stand in the G.A.P. with us to make leprosy a thing of the past.
A wide variety of fundraising initiatives allow us to provide the financial support needed by our partner projects around the world. We are always looking for ways to make our fundraising more effective and to find new ways to generate additional funds.
Where appropriate we campaign for the rights of people affected by leprosy to be upheld and promoted and for people affected by disease, disability or poverty to be treated with equity and dignity.
We provide support and resources for people across Scotland to support us in other ways too by becoming directly involved in our work and by praying for us, our colleagues around the world and people affected by leprosy.
In everything we do our focus is on maximising the support that we can provide to our partners around the world financially, practically and prayerfully.