The Leprosy Mission International Celebrates Refurbishment

Local Politicians join International HQ to support new business space

Cllr Sue Sampson and Brent Morgan
Brent Morgan and Cllr Sue Sampson


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Brentford-based global charity, The Leprosy Mission International, welcomed Leader of Hounslow Council, Cllr Steve Curran, and Mayor of Hounslow, Cllr Sue Sampson, to to an event celebrating the launch of the organisation’s newly refurbished headquarters in Brentford. Stephen Fry, Chief Executive of Hounslow’s Chamber of Commerce, was also in attendance to demonstrate his support for the charity and their venture.

Not only has the charity upgraded its own offices, but it has also created a new workspace hub for small businesses and entrepreneurs in its building at 80 Windmill Road, adding to Brentford’s growing world-class facilities for small businesses and start-ups.

Discussing the new office space, Cllr. Steve Curran said:“The Leprosy Mission have transformed their offices here in Brentford. They do fantastic work from Brentford that stretches right across the world. Leprosy is a disease that still has devastating effects on many communities especially in the Indian subcontinent. As part of this great refurbishment of their offices, they now provide office incubator space which I am sure local businesses will be interested in.”

The event, held on 19th April, was an opportunity not only to launch the new business space, but also to recognise the vital work the Leprosy Mission International carries out across the world to meet their goal of ending transmission leprosy by 2035. Millions of people around the world are affected by leprosy, with hundreds of thousands of new diagnoses each year. The charity has conducted its global effort to fight this disease, and treat and support those affected, from its headquarters in Brentford for over 30 years. HRH, Diana the Princess of Wales was a committed patron to the charity.

Cllr. Sue Sampson said: “I’ve lived here all my life and it is only since being mayor I have seen the depth of tremendous work happening in the borough, especially at Leprosy Mission International. I thank them for all their work around the world helping so many people.”

Brent Morgan, International Director of The Leprosy Mission International, said:“Leprosy is a curable disease, but there are still too many across the world living with its debilitating physical and emotional effects. I am incredibly proud that our global effort to transform the lives of those affected, and to end transmission leprosy in the next generation, is being coordinated from our base in the Borough of Hounslow. We enjoy incredible support from our local community.

"That’s why we’re also proud to have created something for our local area. The co-working hub facilities in our building will be available to small business and entrepreneurs, and will support local efforts to demonstrate that Brentford is a vibrant and exciting place to do business.”

April 20, 2018

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