Thursday, December 4, 2008

2008 Leprosy Appeal

TOTAL AS AT 21:30, Thursday 18th December - $12,457.50

People cured from Leprosy: 39

12 months ago, at a whim I started an on-air appeal to get some money for The Leprosy Mission. I must admit to being ignorant of the issue of leprosy around the world, until I had just purchased an i-pod, the next day across my desk comes a pamphlet that says about what I had spent, could cure someone of leprosy forever...I kind of thought that maybe there was a better cause for that money than making my musical choice easier and more portable.

After 3 weekends we raised around $5,500 which meant we helped cure around 14 people.

If you want to get involved this year there are three ways you can do it:

Option One - Cheques
Send a cheque, made out to The Leprosy Mission, to...
Pat Brittenden,
Private Bag 92-198,

Literally $1 would be worth it. If every listener to Newstalk ZB gave $1, we could cure over 1500 people.

Option Two - Instant Text Donation
The other option is to text the word PAT to 469, this will instantly donate $3 to the appeal.

Option Three - Credit Card
Phone 0800 862 873 and tell them you want to make a donation with a credit card.

Option Four - Internet Banking
Leprosy Mission Bank Account 02-0264-0029018-003
Make the reference 'NEWSTALK ZB'

Check back here to see how our total grows, and see how many people we can get cured this year.


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