Leah Pattison, the founder of Women in Need (WIN), a UK Charity operating in Nagpur, India, was presented with the MBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace for services to underprivileged women in India.  For the past eight years, WIN has been the recipient of ongoing support from the Grand Commandery of the Castello (VO/1558), a jurisdiction of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem based at Castello Lanzun in Malta.

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The iBreastExam (iBE) device donated recently by a Malta-based NGO is enabling a charity in India to provide free breast cancer screening in remote villages in Wardha District where currently only 6% of underprivileged Indian women know about breast cancer and less still have access to screening. With 2,000 cases detected every day in India, this device is instrumental in saving lives.

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The Western Cape Commandery of the Grand Bailiwick of South Africa recently raised a substantially larger amount of much needed funding for its designated beneficiaries - an orphanage and a shelter for terminally ill indigent elderly folk in one of the country’s poorest communities – than has ever been achieved at a single Commandery event before.

For the third year in a row and working in partnership with the Cape Town Burns Supper Club, members of the Commandery used social media and personal selling of raffle tickets before and at the event to support an auction at the Dinner.

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On March 22nd, 2018, the Imperial Calcasieu Delegation partnered with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) and the Southern Eye Bank to conduct their 2nd Annual Givers Candlelight Celebration at St. Patrick Hospital Convent Chapel in Lake Charles, LA. This celebration was to honor organ, tissue & cornea donors. The date was chosen because it was the end of National Eye Donor Month (March) and the beginning of National Donate Life Month (April).

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