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07/01/22

We’re Hiring: Fundraising Manager

We’re Hiring: Fundraising Manager Job Overview Hours: 37 hours per week Salary: £25,000 – £29,000 dependent on experience Benefits and company culture:  Value-driven international development organisation. Pension plan in which the organisation pays 5% on top of your earnings. Generous internal and external training and support. 22 days holiday plus public holidays. Time commitments/flexibility:  9-5 standard hours*  (*We are a
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09/11/21

A maiden voyage with legs

Eighteen months from when a group of passionate individuals approached Legs4Africa, explaining that they’d like to set up something similar to Legs4Africa in France. Here we are today, with hundreds more legs and two sailing boats that have set sail en route from Normandy to where our story began.  The group of mates, better known as ‘Nav Solidaire’ became enormously
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25/05/21

We made it! Leg Recycling goes GLOBAL…

We’ve had an exciting first quarter recycling legs. The mentoring relationship with Nav Solidaire in France is worth its weight in gold as they already have 27 centres on board, and a good number of these have already shipped components to their unit in Brittany. We’ve also seen the launch of the new landing page on our site tailored for
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25/05/21

Community Activities in Uganda

Amputee Self Help Network Uganda (ASNU) has really been getting out there and making themselves visible as disability advocates and as an organisation since the start of the year. In March Charlotte, co-found and CEO of ASNU, delivered a weekend-long baking and crochet workshop for amputees ages 10 to 18. This was a relaxed, inclusive space where young people could
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26/04/21

Sister Elizabeth Gives a Special Thanks to Rotary

Rotary Clubs across the United Kingdom have been actively supporting Legs4Africa to collect and dismantle prosthetic legs from across the country, so the components can be serviced and passed on the rehabilitation centres such as the OTC in Ghana.
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25/03/21

Steps towards a Circular Economy

Linear vs Circular Economy Nowadays, our global development system is based on the so-called Linear Economy, which exploits natural resources to generate goods and services, closing its production process with the elimination of waste, destined to accumulate more and more. On the other hand, a Circular Economy aims to reduce most of the waste, converting it into an available resource
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23/03/21

Mobility Clinic Posters

If you are collecting returned prosthetic legs and components on our behalf, we encourage you to use these posters across your clinic to remind staff and patients that you’re involved. French Posters Legs4Africa Newsletter Keep up to date with our quarterly updates catered towards the prosthetics industry. See how projects are coming along and learn about the people that are
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14/01/21

Working alongside Nav Solidaire

At the end of 2019, we received an interesting phone call from a group of passionate young people from Northern France who said that they had seen what we’re up to and were considering to set up something similar in France. We invited them to spend a couple of days with us in Bristol so we could show them what
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22/10/20

Patient Information Posters

Please download and print the below posters for your patients.
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28/08/20

Rotary Update – 3rd Quarter 2020

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25/08/20

Tony gets a Gold Badge

When Tony reached out to us at the start of 2020 explaining that he’d recently become retired from a career of working on the railway and wanted to remain useful, we knew straight away that he was going to fit in. With Men’s Sheds groups not meeting like they used to and our pile of prosthetic legs (to be dismantled)
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26/03/20

Snailed it

Snailed it: the game to get you through isolation Guide Terry Slow-Gan past stomping legs. Collect as many magic beans as you can and post your score online.Prizes for weekly winners posted to your quarantine hub. EscarGOforit! Play in Full Screen (best when playing on mobile) Play in Full Screen
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08/03/20

Recycling prosthetic legs in France

With simple ideas comes big potential.  Nav Solidaire, made up of 5 close friends from Normandy, France have seen first hand the huge waste of prosthetic legs in their country and have decided to do something about it. Luckily for them, Bristol is only 326 miles away (mostly over water and a bit of land) and the home of Legs4Africa
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05/03/20

Opcare support is making a huge difference

Legs4Africa has estimated that 1,000 prosthetic legs have been collected and recycled from Opcare since the charity began which is a fantastic achievement for everyone that is involved.  “If unwanted limbs weren’t recycled, they would go to landfill – even though they have plenty of life left in them. So Legs4Africa is helping to reduce the environmental footprint, reusing materials
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13/02/20

Warmley Mens Shedder gets a gold badge

What is the Legs4Africa Gold Badge and why has Kelvin got one? The Legs4Africa Gold Badge cannot be bought, it can only be earned. Reserved for extraordinary advocates, supporters and members of the Legs4Africa family the Gold Badge is always presented to complete LEGends in person.  Since Warmley Mens Shed started working with Legs4Africa they have dismantled a staggering 725
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13/02/20

Heswall Rotary Club Recycling Prosthetics

For over 30 years the Rotary Club of Heswall in Merseyside has been involved in collecting prosthetic legs and supporting the work at the OTC (Orthopedic Training Centre) in Ghana where  hundreds of amputees are fitted with a prosthetic leg each year. An hour’s drive north of Accra in the town of Nsawam, the OTC is run by Sister Elizabeth
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13/02/20

Stonehaven on the Mobility Map

Scotland has a rich and exciting history with prosthetic legs, most notably during the first world war when soldiers with missing limbs were sent back from the front line to be treated at Erskine Hospital in Glasgow. Here prosthetic legs weren’t just fitted, but manufactured onsite from leather, willow and other types of lightweight materials that were available at the
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07/02/20

Delivering legs in a buggy

This year Tarnie and Richard from Australia will begin an epic road trip that will see their home built beach buggy travel through the African continent as they make their way from Bristol to Cape Town.  Their objective is to ascertain how to create a different kind of adventure whilst working with various grass roots charities. One where part of
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14/01/20

Legs Collected from Sheffield thanks to The Rotary Club of Rushcliffe

The Rotary Club of Rushcliffe are well known for their active involvement in the community and for their generosity to support good causes both close to home and thousands of miles away. Having seen a BBC report highlighting the work that Legs4Africa is doing Peter Hewlett from the Rotary Club of Rushcliffe reached out to see if we needed any
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19/12/19

Retired GP turns to dismantling legs

When people retire they often choose to do all sorts of weird and wonderful activities that they’ve been looking forward to during their careers; they often involve buying camper vans and exploring their home country that they’ve always been too busy to visit or dedicating their time to worthy causes like Michael has chosen to do. Former GP Michael Nelki
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