July 1, 2022

Are you ready for the Legs4Africa August Collection Sprint?

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Get involved by emptying those donation bins and dismantling legs 

We’re just a few weeks away from our biggest Collection Sprint of the year! During August, we’re asking our amazing network of clinics, hospitals, and prosthetists to help us collect as many used prosthetic components as possible. 

Over the years, more than 300 clinics have assisted us in our mission to provide quality prosthetic care to those who need it most. This August, our goal is to collect 100 donations from our generous network of professionals, which could amount to over 2,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa getting back on their feet! A few clinics have already begun collecting, and we’re so grateful for their support.  

If you work at a clinic or hospital that would be interested in donating used prosthetic components, please get in touch with us. We would be more than happy to provide you with all the information and resources you need to get started. 

A message from one of our supporters

The Leicester Specialist Rehabilitation Centre is proud to support Legs4Africa. Our patients and their families take great comfort in knowing that their used prosthetic limbs and components are making a real difference in people’s lives. The ability to be able to walk again means so much more than simply regaining mobility.

Helen Naylor, Lead Prosthetist
Leicester Specialist Rehabilitation Centre, UK

Earlier this year we drove our van through the UK and managed to collect enough components to build over 600 legs. We couldn’t help but ask the clinics that we visited why they think recycling legs is important, and we got some incredible responses. Find out what people said.

There’s never been a better time than now to take action and make a difference. Let’s get dismantling and collecting!

Components we can rescue and refurbish:

  • Entire prosthetic limbs (UK only)
  • Feet 
  • Knees (functional, none electrical)
  • Modular components (tube clamps, pylons, adaptors)
  • New stump liners
  • New stump socks 
  • Useful gubbins (synthetic casting tape, stockinette, leather/elastic straps”)
  • Other workshop tools and supplies

Once you’ve got a box or more ready for us to collect, let us know through this form. 

If you’re in the UK, we’ll drop by to collect your donation in person at the end of August, and if you are anywhere else in the world, we’ll send over a free shipping label. You just need to let us know your preferred collection date. 

Bright Futures in Africa

Ruth is 13 years old and lives in Eastern Ghana with her 5 brothers and sisters. She is very sociable with her friends and her hopes for the future are to train to become a nurse when she leaves school.