Every two minutes, one more person is diagnosed and starts treatment for leprosy. It’s curable but many people who are not diagnosed early are permanently disabled and they may be shunned by their families and communities.
Lepra is an international charity fighting disease, poverty and prejudice. Working in India and Bangladesh, they focus on people affected by some of the world’s oldest and most neglected diseases.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of this amazing charity, Maggie Semple Ltd have arranged a special Semple Secrets event in aid of Lepra on 23rd June. On the night Maggie will be in conversation with Lepra ambassador and best selling author of The Island, Victoria Hislop.
The Island, which held the number one slot in the Sunday Times paperback charts for eight consecutive weeks, is an enthralling story of dreams and desires, of secrets desperately hidden, and of leprosy’s touch on an unforgettable family.
Date & Time: Monday 23rd June, 18:30-20:30
Venue: The Ivy, 1-5 West St, London WC2H 9NQ
Cost: £50, includes drinks, canapés, and a £10 raffle ticket.