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Together we can experience Nepal and help transform lives

18 May 2017 | Author: Andrew Hateley-Browne

Join Lisa on the adventure of a lifetime! Lisa is one of the adventurous trekkers who will be discovering the Himalayas and helping people affected by leprosy in the Trek to Defeat Leprosy challenge.

“…I see it as a once in a lifetime opportunity, in the safety of a group, to discover Nepal. And I feel this is something that God wants me to do for people affected by leprosy.”

She works as a casual Customer Services Officer at The Leprosy Mission Australia, helping supporters with their donations. She said that, apart from the friendly workplace, she loves working for a great cause: “Many people think leprosy is gone. But I think it’s important for people to know that leprosy is still around.”

Lisa has participated in fundraising challenges before. In October last year she ran a marathon to raise funds for people affected by leprosy. Earlier this year she participated in the Trailwalker—a 100km walk for charity. She admits she was a little daunted by the Trek to Defeat Leprosy challenge. In the past, fundraising has been difficult, but since registering this month she’s already had lots of support from the Inspired Adventures team. “I’ve never had that before”, she said, “they’ve inspired me to think about other ways I can raise funds. I’ll be enlisting my friends and family to help me.”

Lisa is looking forward to seeing the difference that you are making on the lives of people affected by leprosy. She’s also looking forward to seeing the spectacular Annapurna scenery—especially the sunrise on Day 8. Lisa has never been to Nepal and said it was a little bit scary. “But I see it as a once in a lifetime opportunity, in the safety of a group, to discover Nepal. And I feel this is something that God wants me to do for people affected by leprosy.”

Funds raised in this challenge will be helping to improve the social, material and health-related well-being of people affected by leprosy and disability, as well as other marginalised people, from selected communities in Nepal.

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