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Last evening the Cardiff Oratory and the Commandery of Wales co-hosted a fundraiser for the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) Syrian Christian Refugee appeal.  This is the second year that we have supported ACN.  Our guest lecturer was John Pontifex, Head of PR & Information at ACN.  John’s superb lecture graphically set the scene for the challenges facing ACN on the ground in Syria.  He illustrated his talk with examples of the various rebuilding projects amongst the Christian communities within the diocese of our Spiritual Protector His Beatitude Joseph I Absi, Greek Melkite Patriarch...

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 At 9am on Saturday 29th July five humans and two canine friends gathered in the rain at Lancing College and so began the 2019 Sussex Commandery Sponsored Walk. Armed with waterproofs and umbrellas we set off for the river Adur led by Simon. Along the way we encountered some rather large cows who, quite understandably, were somewhat reluctant to move. However, faced with our own cow whisperer, Jonathan, the cows were persuaded to let us pass by. Along the way some members had been relishing the prospect of an all-day breakfast enjoyed on previous occasions at the Cat & Canary, Henfield...

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The telemedicine collaboration between the Order of St Lazarus Commandery of Wales and the Samburu Trust, under the direction of Mr Daniel Morris CMLJ, has been running for two years.  During that time the concept of telemedicine has been proved.  Indeed, it is most pleasing to note that as a direct consequence of this scheme the Leprosy Mission has now established a telemedicine project (part funded by our Commandery) in Nepal.

The Commandery support for the Samburu Trust has also extended to funding the supply of medical supplies used in the treatment of cases prioritised by...

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Chevalier Dr. David Woolf KCLJ writes:

Yesterday we closed the Commandery of Wales appeal for the St Lazarus Charitable Trust, funded by the 300 kilometre sponsored Camino pilgrimage hike undertaken by my parents, Peter and Diane Woolf.  The appeal raised an amazing £3000 for the Trust, to be equally split between the Leprosy Mission and Help for Heroes, acknowledging both the hospitaller and military character of our Order.
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A Concert in aid of the St Lazarus Charitable Trust to raise money for the relief of Leprosy Sufferers throughout the world.

 Thursday 21st November, 2019, at 7.00pm, St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

 Includes a rare performance of the Piano Trio in D minor by the English-born composer, Henry Charles Litolff, who is mainly remembered today for the sparkling and light-hearted ‘Scherzo’ from his Concerto Symphonique No. 4, op. 102 for piano & orchestra (1852).

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” in G Op. 121a (1803)...

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Members of the Order of St Lazarus were pleased to welcome representatives of EMMS International to the recent Investiture weekend in London.  Alison Steele (Development Officer), Kristina Gallagher and Grace Bretnall joined members and friends of the Order at the Annual Chapter Meeting, to update us on their experiences as part of the student elective programme which is supported by the St Lazarus Charitable Trust.

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We were pleased to receive further news and photographs of the progress of the TLM projects at the leprosarium in Danja, Niger which are being so generously supported by the Commandery of Wales. 

Chev. David Woolf tells us:

We were able to fund in total three of the seven projects that the LMEW hoped to support this year in their leprosarium in Danja, Niger: (i) the building of latrines for the clinic; (ii) the education for a year of ten pupils in the leprosy clinic school; and (iii) the provision of a year’s worth of medical supplies for the leprosy clinic hospital.

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Our Chairman, David Powell, was recently surprised and delighted to be presented with a beautiful hand-embroidered picture, created by residents at the Premanandra Memorial Hospital in Kolkata, as a thank-you gift recognising the Trust’s support for leprosy sufferers.

He and several other trustees are looking forward to visiting the hospital as part of their visit to India with The...

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From Chev. David Woolf KCLJ, Commander:

Earlier today I received an update from Andrew Ellis of the Leprosy Mission of England & Wales (LMEW).  You may recall that for World Leprosy Day 2018 the Commandery of Wales raised £3,400. We donated £700 to provide medical supplies for the Samburu Trust in Kenya - Mr Daniel Morris CMLJ, Clinical Director of the Samburu Trust, provided a report in April 2018 as to how those monies have been spent.  The remaining £2,700 was donated to the LMEW for their 2018 project at the leprosarium in Danja, Niger.

We were able to fund three out...

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