It’s been another busy month at the Online Book Company and we’d love to share our latest project with you, the online Book of Remembrance for The Leprosy Mission
A Christian international development organisation, the charity helps thousands of people affected by leprosy across Africa and Asia, supporting more than 50 projects in 10 countries every year. It provides a whole range of services from healthcare and rehabilitation, to education and vocational training, small business loans, housing, fresh water supplies and sanitation.
The scale of its work means gifts in Wills are an important and highly valued source of income for the charity.
To pay tribute to those kind enough to remember The Leprosy Mission in their Will, it asked us to help it launch an online book: a special place where these generous people can be remembered and honoured.
The book complements the charity’s physical Book of Remembrance, which is kept at its head office, and makes these tributes more widely available. It also includes an explanation of the charity’s work, and words of thanks for its supporters.
In addition, the book contains some lovely photos as well as paintings by the late artist and writer Eddie Askew who served The Leprosy Mission for 37 years with his wife, Barbara, firstly at Purulia Leprosy Home and Hospital in India, and later as The Leprosy Mission International’s office in London.
As always with our books, the listings of those remembered within are set out in alphabetical order, making it quick and easy to navigate, and if you hover your mouse over a name, you can also see where they lived, and the date they died.
Please do take a look. It’s a fantastic book for a very worthy cause!