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Colchester charity calls for sponsors to raise funds at IWM Duxford event

02 May Colchester charity calls for sponsors to raise funds at IWM Duxford event

On Tuesday 25 June 2019, Lepra will be holding an invitation-only event at IWM Duxford to raise much needed funds for people suffering from leprosy. Speaking at the event will be HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO, who is the Vice President of the charity and will be representing Her Majesty the Queen, who is Patron of Lepra.

Lepra is giving businesses the chance to sponsor the prestigious event. As a sponsor, businesses will receive an invitation to the event, access to a rare networking opportunity, digital marketing, offline marketing in the charity’s key printed material, extensive PR and coverage, a listing on the website and the opportunity to become an ambassador for Lepra. Businesses already on board include Fuller Davies, Prime Group and Voice Communications.

As part of the event, Lepra is offering the exclusive experience of a flight in an original Spitfire to the invitee who pledges the highest donation at the charity event. Lepra is hoping to secure a total of £70,000 in pledges, ahead of a larger public fundraising campaign in the autumn.

Although many people still believe that leprosy no longer exists, more than 600 people a day are diagnosed with the disease, with over 50 of these cases being children. All the money raised from the event will be used to contribute to the ongoing support of leprosy sufferers in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.

Plus, a sponsorship contribution from businesses will ensure that 88p of every £1 is continued to be spent on front line services. Together we can beat leprosy!

Helen Rackham, Director of Fundraising and Communications, says: “This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the ongoing efforts of Lepra and our fight to reduce the prejudice surrounding leprosy. The event itself is a great way of raising money to help to diagnose, treat and educate people affected by leprosy in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.”

If you want to sponsor the event or have any questions regarding sponsorship, please feel free to contact Karen Page on