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Oliver Kennett

Gabu visits Bristol, Clifton bridge
GambiaLeg News
October 10, 2017

Legs4Africa’s Partner Prosthetist Visits The UK

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…
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FundraisingInspiring Stories
October 9, 2017

Swimmer to help provide 250 prosthetic legs to amputees

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…
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Pile of prosthetic legs on their way to Gambia
GambiaLeg News
October 5, 2017

Gambian amputee appeal receives generous material donation

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,…
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The Volunteer’s voice
August 31, 2017

Festival Volunteering for Charity

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…
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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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Video
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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Fundraising
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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