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24/11/21

The Gambian Amputee Football Team are off the the Cup of Nations!

For the first time in history, the Gambian Amputee Football Team (GAFT) are competing in an international tournament and we couldn’t be prouder. The Cup of African Nations in Amputee Football (CANAF) is a biennial competition for African amputee footballers, aimed at expanding the visibility and rights of people with disabilities. The tournament is also used as a World Cup qualifier, meaning
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03/11/21

World Diabetes Day 2021: how Legs4Africa is supporting people with diabetes in The Gambia

Sunday November 14th is World Diabetes Day. At least 54% of people we work with in The Gambia were amputated due to diabetes; it is by far the main cause of amputation amongst women in the country. Here we talk about how we support these people, with the help of Muhammed Jawla… “I am Muhammed Jawla – an amputee from
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29/10/21

Davpack walk 125 miles for Legs4Africa

Our passionate packaging pals at Davpack have decided to take on a mighty challenge in November. Between them they will walk the distance between their office in Derby, and our HQ in Bristol – that’s a whopping 125 miles. In the month of November 2021, staff at Davpack Packaging Supplies will walk the distance between their UK office in Derby
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21/10/21

Meet our newest friend – Paralympic Gold Medallist Susie Rodgers MBE

Susie Rodgers has competed in two Paralympic Games at London 2012 and Rio 2016 – winning five bronze medals and one gold. She also advises and speaks globally on disability, empowerment and inclusion and was awarded an MBE for services to sport. A pretty perfect match for our little charity eh? Here she is to tell you more about herself
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30/09/21

Improving mental health for amputees in The Gambia

This World Mental Health Day the theme is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. In The Gambia around 120,000 people suffer from mental illness, and only 10% of those get treatment. The layers of discrimination faced by people with limb differences mean for them, that percentage is even lower. At Legs4Africa, we are committed to changing these statistics. We are
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31/08/21

Leg Up featured on BBC Points West!

On Sunday August 29th 2021, we had a feature on BBC Points West! The BBC team visited our workshop to talk to Evie and Stefanie about the work of L4A and our new fundraising campaign ‘Leg Up‘. They also spoke to Muhammed Samasa, Administration Assistant in The Gambia.
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23/08/21

Our Tokyo 2020 friends

Find out which of our friends are competing at The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, and when you can watch them do their thing on the global stage… Joe Bestwick Sport: Wheelchair BasketballRepresenting: Germany When are Joe’s games? (UK Time) Thursday 26th August, 1am vs USA Friday 27th August, 6.45am vs Great Britain Saturday 28th August, 3.15am vs Australia Sunday 29th August,
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13/08/21

Karma on The Road – the reCYCLE trip

Introducing Karma on The Road’s latest venture – TWO WHEELS ONE LEG On September 1st 2021, Luca and Giulia AKA Karma on The Road, will head off on their latest adventure – a cycling trip around Italy. “A BIKE TRIP THROUGH ALL OF ITALY … WITH ONE LESS LEG AND MORE ATTENTION: RECYCLING! WE WILL COLLECT USED PROSTHESES FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO GET
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29/04/21

The best way to support your Legs

Last month we launched our latest regular giving campaign, this time encouraging you to take a Friday night off your dine in for 2 deal and instead get a leg to Africa… Thanks to Ella-strated‘s wonderful graphics, and the generosity of you lot, this campaign attracted 13 brand new monthly donors, and encouraged 2 current ‘mobilisers’ to increase their donations
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01/03/21

Alex Brooker presents: one year since our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

It’s been 1 year since our BBC Radio 4 appeal, and what a year it’s been…. I think it’s fair to say we were incredibly lucky with the timing of our appeal – it arrived just before the first of many lockdowns and gave us an opportunity to connect with a new network of like-minded, lovely listeners before we were
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12/01/21

Fundraisers of the Year – Karma on the Road

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
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02/12/20

Meet our new friend Rosie

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
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06/10/20

Say hello to our new Community Fundraisers

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
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29/09/20

Comedian Alex Brooker becomes Legs4Africa ambassador

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
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29/07/20

Volunteer with us

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
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27/03/20

Staying happy at home

Staying happy at home Legs4Africa’s guide to staying happy at home: activities you can do to keep sane Bouncing off the stairs? Staring at those white walls? Here’s some Leggy things to keep you and your precious brain occupied in isolation Activity 1: Play our addictive new game Snailed It and shout about how many magic beans you’ve collected. Weekly
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27/03/20

Fundraising from home

Stay Indoors 4 Africa #StayIndoors4Africa Fancy doing a spot of fundraising from your sofa? Here’s some ideas to mull over while you enjoy your 47th cup of tea today… We’re all in the same position…on the sofa, that we were a week or two ago. Isn’t quarantine relentless. So, how do ya fancy using up some of that time by
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27/03/20

Isolation Art Gallery

Isolation Art Gallery Introducing, the Legs4Africa Isolation Art Gallery: take a break from staring into the abyss and get creative with us While we’re all stuck indoors why not join our arty collective. Step 1: Paint a picture, write a poem, do a doodle, crochet a sock, record a video in sepia – anything you like really Step 2: Send
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05/02/20

Superhero fundraisers of the Year 2019

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.
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02/10/19

Meet the Trustee Squad

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
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