Events – 2023

Find out what is going on, join in and support NLT though these events.


World Leprosy Day – 29th January 2023

NLT marked World Leprosy Day with a coffee and cake morning at the Richmond office, and various marches and events in Nepal.

NLT Sponsored Walk – June 2023

NLT at St Margaret’s Fair, Twickenham Saturday 8th July 2023

Come and visit our stall and catch up with news.

The Big Half – 3rd September 2023

A half Marathon in London following a similar but shorter route to the London Marathon event. NLT has four places for The Big Half. Come and cheer our runners along.


World Leprosy Day – 30th January 2022

This year, World Leprosy Day was combined with World Neglected tropical Diseases Day and in Nepal, it was marked with meetings at the Ministry of Health in Kathmandu, and with the lighting up of the Darahra Tower with bright coloured lights and messages about leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases. NLT’s name was in lights repeatedly during the display, so we had our name in lights! At Lalgadh, there were games and banners and fun with staff and patients to make it an enjoyable way to remember the day. There were also various public mentions of leprosy in different places across Province 2 in Nepal, where Lalgadh is working.

In the UK we shared material with our supporters including information about World Leprosy Day, leprosy, NLT’s work, and stories from our work.

Vitality Run – 2nd May 2022

We have three runners in the Vitality London 10k run on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd of May. Come and cheer us on!

NLT UK’s 50th anniversary – 11th June 2022

Taking place at St Giles Church, Stoke Poges, Saturday 11th June at 2pm. Contact us if you would like to join us for this special event which will look at NLT’s work over the 50 years of its existence.

St Margaret’s Fair – July 2022

NLT will very probably have a stall at St Margaret’s fair where we can share about the work with leprosy and sell handicraft goods made in Nepal.

NLT Sponsored Walk – September 2022

Come and join the NLT sponsored walk in September and raise some funds for the work in Nepal.


World Leprosy Day – 31st January 2021

Sunday January 31st is World Leprosy and NLT is screening a new film called ‘I am Belmaya’ made by a Nepali film maker about her struggles to break out of her Dalit background.

Vitality London 10k Run – 31st May 2021

The Vitality Run is not able to take place again this year at its normal time on the Mayday bank holiday 31st May. They may still re-arrange the event for later in the year and in the meantime NLT was going to enter the virtual Vitality version this time (we chose not to in 2020 as the energy in the main event is part of what helps runners to do well. Running on your own is much harder) but missed the very short deadline for entry. We have therefore decided to have our own little 10k run, organised by NLT Trustee Ian Beech, which will happen along the Thames in Maidenhead. Several people will  be joining, including Ian’s son Joseph, Julie Houghton, Matthew Houghton, and Amy Forbes. If anyone else would like to join us and raise some funds for NLT, please contact us on

The run took place as planned, with 5 runners all completing their run. Congratulations to them all!

Vitality London 10k Run – now happening on 11th July 2021

The Vitality London 10k Run has been rescheduled for 11th July at Hatfield Park and our runners from Maidenhead are all going to enter. We have one place spare, so if you would like to run for NLT, please get in touch on All funds raised will support the work of NLT, so please sponsor our runners if you can, using the donate button on our home page.

St Margaret’s Fair, Teddington – 26th July 2021

July 26th should see us at St Margaret’s Fair selling some handicrafts made by NLT workshops in Nepal. Come and join us

NLT Sponsored Walk – 25th September 2021

NLT has had a sponsored walk for a number of years (except last year) and we aim to have one this year to enjoy getting together and raise a bit of money for the leprosy work in Nepal. It will probably be either around Maidenhead and Marlow along the Thames, or in the Chilterns near Stokenchurch. The walks are always enjoyable and are a good chance to catch up with NLT news.


Covid-19 – 2020

Clearly all events in the short term are on hold as we wait to see what happens regarding the Covid-19 situation. It may be that the Vitality London 10000 will not go ahead in late May, but we hope that some of the fairs may still happen. The reality is that none of us knows how this situation is going to play out, and we will try to update people with NLT events that can occur, in due course.

26th January 2020 is “World Leprosy Day”.

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on the last Sunday of January, to increase public awareness of leprosy. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India who had great sympathy for the poor and understood the importance of helping people with leprosy, who are mostly amongst the very poorest. Please consider holding a coffee morning for NLT to raise some funds for our work in Nepal – it does not have to be on World Leprosy Day. We can provide leaflets, powerpoint presentations, pictures, handicrafts for sale, etc, to support an event that you put on. Contact us by email: or telephone: 0208 940 1200. PS: we had 4 coffee mornings organised in 2019, and about £1500 was raised for NLT’s work.

25th May 2020 is the Vitality London 10000 run

Nepal Leprosy Trust had 4 runners in last year’s Vitality run, which is held in London and starts and finishes near Buckingham Palace. It is well organised and attracts nearly 25,000 runners including some famous ones like Sir Mo Farah. we hope to have 6 runners in the 2020 run and would be thrilled if you would like to join our team. NLT will cover the entry costs, all you need to do is register (with our help), turn up and run – along with encouraging  your friends to sponsor you and raise some much needed funds for NLT. If you would like to run for NLT, please email us as soon as you can at, or telephone us on 0208 940 1200. Last year we raised about £1750 for NLT’s work.

NLT will be attending several village fairs during May (Richmond Fair), June (Ham Fair) and July (St Margaret’s Fair), so keep an eye out for updates .


NLT’s Sponsored Walk happens in September – date to be confirmed

NLT’s Sponsored Walks always take place in beautiful parks or other countryside, and you are warmly invited to join us in support of the work of NLT in Nepal. The walks have become an enjoyable way of raising funds for our work, and are accessible to those who are not able to run marathons or join the Vitality Runs that we engage with. Apart from your own packed lunch, we generally take great scones and jam and cream for an indulgent cream tea picnic in the afternoon, safe in the knowledge that we are walking it all off during the walk. If you can, find some sponsors and help us to raise some funds for leprosy work in Nepal, but don’t worry if you can’t, come anyway and join us for a day of fun and conversation in beautiful surroundings, on 14th September, in Black Park. More details will be put on our website in due course, but the walks usually start at about 10.30am and finish around 4.30pm. Contact us by email on or telephone on 020 8940 1200, and follow this website for updates.

In September or October 2020 we will be doing a presentation at Horley Baptist Church – morning and evening. 

This is being held by friends at Horley Baptist who accompanied the 2019 Envisioning Trip to Nepal and saw the work in Nepal for themselves, and were very blessed and challenged by the whole experience. Do join us if you can to learn more about NLT’s work. If you would like to come, please contact us by telephone: 020 8940 1200 or by email: