Introducing the L4A Ambassadors

Julie Rogers

Julie Rogers joined Legs4Africa as an ambassador in May 2020.

Julie is a sprinter and has represented Paralympics GB twice. Originally competing in volleyball, she changed her attention to athletics in 2013. She is now one of the fastest female Paralympic sprinters in the UK – in 2014 Julie’s fastest time as a sprinter was 5th in the world rankings for that year.

And as if that isn’t impressive enough – she also just graduated her Economics Degree at Cardiff Met University with a First Class Honours.

Julie first got involved with Legs in 2019 when she donated her old prosthetics as part of the ‘Little Legs’ campaign. She was also the brains behind the ‘Legs4Africa waiting room quiz book’ idea. 

“The value and freedom a prosthesis gives to an amputee is something that is definitely taken for granted. The reality of others not having the same privilege has to be changed, which is why I think Legs4Africa is such a great charity to get behind.”

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Alex Brooker

Alex Brooker joined Legs4Africa as an ambassador in August 2020.

Alex is an English journalist, presenter and comedian best known for co-hosting The Last Leg, a Channel 4 panel show with Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe.

Alex first connected with L4A in 2015 when he donated one of his old prosthetic legs. He has been following our progress ever since and in March 2020 he helped to make our first ever BBC Radio 4 Appeal a huge success – raising enough money to get 1,206 prosthetic limbs out to amputees who need them across sub-Saharan Africa.

“I want to increase awareness of limb loss and the experiences of amputees, not just in the UK, but all over the world”.

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Listen to Legs4Africa’s BBC Radio 4 Appeal ft Alex