Make a Christmas Donation: Christmas Appeal – Legs4Africa

Oliver KennettLeg News

amputee child

This Christmas Legs4Africa, an amputee charity, is inviting you to help amputees in Sub-Saharan Africa live more inclusive and joyful lives. With your Christmas donations our target is to raise £6,000, which can provide approximately 25 customised prosthetic legs along with physical rehabilitation. Pap (thinking he’s old enough to drive) Adama with his wife and family behind him Fatama at … Read More

Legs4Africa’s Partner Prosthetist Visits The UK

Oliver KennettGambia, GARP, Leg News

Gabu visits Bristol, Clifton bridge

Gabu with Legs4Africa’s Physiotherapist advisor Emily Hancock Legs4Africa’s logistics coordinator Phil with Gabu in front of the Clifton suspension bridge In late September Gabriel Jarjue, the prosthetist who fabricates and fits prosthetic legs in The Gambia for Legs4Africa, flew to the UK for the first time. He was here to gain a deeper understanding of how Legs4Africa works from this … Read More

Swimmer to help provide 250 prosthetic legs to amputees

Oliver KennettFundraising, Inspiring Stories

Fund-raising with flare Legs4Africa has some amazing supporters, they come from all sectors of life, but when amputees support the charity, it is something very special. Jonathan, an amputee due to a boating accident, has challenged himself to do a series of long distance swims, having done a 6 kilometre swim earlier this year, most recently completing a 10 kilometre … Read More

Gambian amputee appeal receives generous material donation

Oliver KennettGambia, GARP, Leg News

Pile of prosthetic legs on their way to Gambia

Limbtex, an independent manufacturer and distributor of materials to the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry, has kindly donated several bottles of resin laminate to the Gambian Amputee Rehabilitation Appeal. The resin, an essential material for creating customised sockets for prosthetic limbs, was requested by Gabriel Jarjue, The Gambia’s soul Prosthetist as it, and similar materials, are very difficult and costly to … Read More

Festival Volunteering for Charity

Oliver KennettThe Volunteer’s voice

Jess Frost has been a valuable Legs4Africa volunteer for the last two years. She has fundraised, provided hands on help with local community projects in the Bristol area and is a key champion of the charity when the team attends music festivals. I was first given the opportunity to volunteer on the charity’s stall at Nozstock festival in summer 2016. … Read More

How prosthetic limbs unlock the world of sport for amputees

Oliver KennettFundraising, Leg News

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 run faster, to reach higher? Recently, an American veteran, Kirstie Ennis made a Summit Climb of the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia having already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, all with … Read More

The Volunteer’s Voice – Aoife Twomey

Oliver KennettThe Volunteer’s voice

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 bad day. But I managed to drag myself to my djembe drumming lesson and in a moment of honesty I told the guy next to me that I was struggling … Read More

We’re not super heroes but…

Oliver KennettVideo

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 Bad lawyers. Naturally, Legs4Africa identifies neither with heroes or criminals, but we also have an origin story and though it may not be superhuman or have multiple seasons, we think … Read More

Cape Verde Mobility Consignment

Oliver KennettCase Studies

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 blinding white deserts, to lush Savannah, to deep mysterious forest. Biologically and geographically, it is a fascinating continent however, when it comes to providing aid to some of its least … Read More

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

Oliver KennettFundraising

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 the news, not let my morning eggs burn and attempting to plan what Legs4Africa jobs I had to do for the rest of the week. I was left feeling drained, … Read More

Van needed to collect more legs

Oliver KennettSponsorship Opportunities

After well over a quarter of a million miles, our hard working van. Cheetah, is coming to the end of the road. She has been pivotal in the Legs4Africa story, giving us a means to do collection runs across the UK. Her retirement means that we need a new means of transport… And this is where you come in. THE … Read More

Meet Gabu – The Gambia’s only prosthetist

Oliver KennettCase Studies, Gambia, GARP, Inspiring Stories, Video

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 two feet again. This series looks at the lives of those amputees along with the people who are helping to change those lives. Legs4Africa were lucky enough to get some … Read More

Meet Alieo Touray – An amputee Police officer

Oliver KennettCase Studies, Inspiring Stories, Video

In this series, Legs4Africa is taking a look at the lives of Gambian amputees. We want to give you a snap shot of normal people doing normal things despite disability and in some cases, thriving whilst they do so. The police are often on the front line, putting themselves in dangerous situations to protect the public. unfortunately, in places like … Read More

A spotlight on the customisation and fitting of legs

Oliver KennettInterview, Leg News, Teaching

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 highly skilled Prosthetists at our partner hospitals and clinics in Africa, the recycled prosthetic limb that we send out can be assessed, restored and, finally, customised for its intended recipient. … Read More