Carluke youngsters are Third World livesavers

LEPRA community fundraiser Marion Barr receiving a �1700 cheque from St Athansius Primary School'Carluke'28/3/13
LEPRA community fundraiser Marion Barr receiving a �1700 cheque from St Athansius Primary School'Carluke'28/3/13

ST ATHANASIUS Primary pupils have once again dug deep and saved the lives of dozens of people in the Third World still affected by leprosy.

The children took part in a sponsored fitness day at the school and raised £1640 for LEPRA.

Charity representative Marion Barr delivered a short Powerpoint presentation to the pupils explaining that it costs just £25 to change the life of a person suffering from the disease.

And with the money the pupils raised, 66 people will have their lives changed forever.

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