The volunteers went out to 20 different locations around the Auckland CBD, Mt Eden and Newmarket shopping precincts, to raise awareness and collect donations for the Leprosy Mission. “We are extremely grateful for the support we received for our first street appeal in many years,” says Executive Director Brent Morgan.
“It was an opportunity to raise funds, but more importantly awareness about our work with leprosy-affected people and their communities. “By engaging with everyday New Zealanders during our Annual Appeal, we hope to encourage them to support our mission and remind them that they need to provide care for those affected by the disease is far from over.”
“I learned a lot about leprosy and the people it affects in different parts of the world. The great effort made by the Leprosy Mission to eradicate leprosy is amazing. I am glad I could be a part of it.”
says Mehak, one of our street appeal volunteers. Watch Ethnic Communities Ambassador, Michael Sheppard, being interviewed by Chinese TV (the segment starts at the five-minute point).
If you would like to volunteer and join us at next year’s appeal throughout the country, please contact us at 0800 862 873 or firstname.lastname@example.org