Fundraisers of the Year – Karma on the Road

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising, Gold Badge

Giulia and Luca

Meet our 2020 fundraisers of the year – Giulia and Luca aka Karma on the Road. They motorcycled all the way to Mauritania and raised enough money to get 206 legs to Africa. Who are ‘Karma on the Road’? We are Luca and Giulia, a young couple of italian bikers, and Karmaontheroad is basically our spirits together! We like the … Read More

Meet our new friend Rosie

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising, Inspiring Stories

We’re super excited to have teamed up with Rosie Bancroft – ex GB para-swimmer, current (almost) dive master! What’s your name and who are ya? Hi, I’m Rosie – I’m 25 and live in Manchester. I was born missing my leg and wear a prosthetic. I was a professional para-swimmer for many years training with the GB team. I also … Read More

Say hello to our new Community Fundraisers

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising

Who are they, what are they up to and what do they look like… What’s your name?Fionn Who are you in 3 words?Up, Down, Around Why did you want to join Team Legs?I’d like to move into a career with international NGOs and with such niche, useful and effective work an opportunity to work with Team Legs seemed like a … Read More

Comedian Alex Brooker becomes Legs4Africa ambassador

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising

Following our super successful BBC Radio 4 Appeal, comedian and TV personality Alex Brooker has joined Paralympian Julie Rogers as our second celebrity ambassador! Alex’s role will be to spread awareness and generate donations for children and adults facing limb-loss across sub-Saharan Africa. Alex, who recently released the intimate and extremely personal documentary ‘Disability and Me’ said he “wanted to … Read More

Volunteer with us

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising, Uncategorized

We are looking for some new faces to join our little fundraising team and we have two opportunities available. Stroke your screen nicely to have a look at both role descriptions below…we hope to see your name drop into our inbox soon… Grants and Trusts Assistant Legs4Africa are looking for a Grants and Trusts Assistant – you’d be supporting the … Read More

Superhero fundraisers of the Year 2019

Evie Dickinson / Event, Fundraising, Gold Badge, Inspiring Stories

Photo of Owen and Charlie

Meet Legs’ latest gold badge winners and top fundraisers of 2019 – Owen and Charlie! They both took part in the Superhero Series Triathlon and Winter Wonderwheels events. Between them, they ran 6k, cycled 3k and swam 150 meters – raising enough to get 108 legs over to Africa, meaning 108 people can have the opportunity to walk, work and live life to the full again. … Read More

Meet the Trustee Squad

Evie Dickinson / Leg Work

We realised we don’t shout about our trustee board enough, so here is a blog YELLING about them. Look at their lovely smiley faces, read what they’re all about, and discover your favourite fun fact… Chair of Trustees – Rich Hibbert Who is Rich and what does he do? “I’ve supported the charity since it’s early days – focusing on … Read More

Who is Team Bright Star and why are they so awesome?

Evie Dickinson / Gambia

Banjul Challenge 2018/19 Team Bright Star = Daniel, Peter, Karsten & Angela For all of us, joining the Banjul Challenge was already an amazing experience, but it got truly so much more enriched by supporting Legs4Africa! When Daniel got the word from a friend about the charity just a few months before we set off, we were thrilled to be … Read More

Blisters4Africa – Bristol Half Marathon

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising

Shelley Holmes

Blisters4Africa On your marks. Get Set. Half Marathon. This year we have some EXCLUSIVE places at the Bristol Half Marathon and if you ask nicely YOU could have one! The Half is on Sunday September 15th and there will be 5 Legs4Africa Leggers taking part. Full event details can be found here – Minimum fundraising target £350 – Lots of support, thank … Read More

Open love letter to our Mobilisers

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising, Gambia

A note

In 2018, 55 people donated £16,592 between them. That’s an average of £25 per month each. This means, these 55 super special specimens gifted 1,383 people in Africa with the technology they needed to be able to walk again. We call these people The Mobilisers… We don’t know about you, but we thought 2018 was a pretty good year. We … Read More

Introducing our hero, Jonathan Rhoades

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising, Inspiring Stories

man in water

Jonathan Rhoades is from Dorset. He is missing his left leg but despite this he has just completed 35km of open water swimming to raise money for Legs4Africa. We think he is an absolute hero and once you’ve read this we know you will too…   18/11/2018 – ‘The Last Swim’ “Dear Friends, It has been more than a year … Read More

Unveiling the genius behind our frogs and sandwiches – Ella Kasperowicz!

Evie Dickinson / Fundraising

Earlier this year we advertised for volunteer campaign artists in lots of trendy places around Bristol. Luckily all the blue-tacking posters on walls paid off and we attracted Ella, who stumbled across us through an Instagram post from Bzzaar. Ella received her illustration licence from Falmouth University in 2017 and loves playing with pens, words and ideas. She is the … Read More