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Oliver Kennett

FundraisingLeg News
August 4, 2017

How prosthetic limbs unlock the world of sport for amputees

What makes an athlete? Is it how fast they run? How high they jump?… Or is it that determination that burns within them, forcing them onward, to go further, to…
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The Volunteer’s voice
August 2, 2017

The Volunteer’s Voice – Aoife Twomey

We’d like to introduce you to Aoife Twomey, a filmmaker from Bristol who gave her time to join Legs4Africa on a visit to The Gambia.  I was having a really…
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June 14, 2017

We’re not super heroes but…

We’re not saying that we’re super heroes… But… Origin stories are all the rage now, from the dusky beginnings of super heroes to the even shadier background stories of Breaking…
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Case Studies
April 28, 2017

Cape Verde Mobility Consignment

The tale of how one woman included mobility equipment when packing for her new life in Cape Verde Africa provides some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, from…
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April 20, 2017

Legs4Africa Ebay Charity Shop – Why not set up your own?

Unlock the value in your attic and change someones life... A few weeks ago I was skipping between different social accounts, twitter, Facebook, email, Messenger, Whatsaap whilst trying to listen to…
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Case StudiesInspiring StoriesVideo
January 24, 2017

Meet Gabu – The Gambia’s only prosthetist

Late last year Legs4Africa, an amputee charity exporting prosthetic legs to Sub-Saharan Africa, spent a very pleasurable week meeting the people that their work is helping get on their own…
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InterviewLeg NewsTeaching
January 8, 2017

A spotlight on the customisation and fitting of legs

There are many stages in getting an African amputee walking again, not least of which is making sure that the equipment we provide is appropriate for the task. Through the…
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Leg News
September 28, 2016

Much needed shipment of prosthetic legs reaches Tanzania

Patience is a virtue Early June found the expanding Legs4Africa team racing rain clouds as they loaded 500 prosthetic legs to be shipped to a Tanzanian hospital. The 5,000 mile…
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Leg collection
September 28, 2016

A quarter of a million miles

A quarter of a million miles If, instead of being driven all over the UK and to Africa on several occasions, I had pointed my bonnet skyward and driven into…
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Leg News
June 7, 2016

Look! We’re on telly! 500 legs on their way to Tanzania

There is the rain and it is cold. It clatters on car roofs, it dribbles down necks and plasters hair to heads... but, it is England, there is always the…
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Leg News
December 20, 2015

Volunteer spotlight: Our doctor at ground zero

The old man is still singing Congolese gospel hymns, even as the young doctor removes his leg. The operating theatre is humid, dark and is a far cry from the…
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Leg News
November 27, 2015

The curse of the African witch doctor

Firstly a warning… This article contains references to practices which some of you may find disturbing. . Please, do not continue reading if you are easily distressed. What is a…
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