MP hears of leprosy work from Peterborough charity

Shailesh Vara with managers at the charity

Shailesh Vara with managers at the charity

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North West Cambridgeshire MP Shailesh Vara gave his backing to a charity campaign to that will receive £1.1 million match funds from the Government.

Mr Vara visited the Peterborough headquarters of charity The Leprosy Mission’s to hear about the work volunteers are doing. He met with managers during his visit. The UK Aid funding is for the Feet First campaign for the Cabo Delgado province of Mozambique, which has the highest number of leprosy cases in the country. The money will be used to provide special footwear for people affected by leprosy, treatment of ulcers caused by leprosy, and to train farmers in sustainable crop growing.

Mr Vara said: “Charities are as relevant as ever because the work they do makes a difference both here in the UK and overseas, in countries where the need is great. My visit was to learn more about the Peterborough charities and, of course, to say ‘well done’ for getting match funding from the Department for International Development (DFID).”