Help us ship 75 prosthetic legs to training centre in Ghana

Tom WilliamsFundraising, Leg News

  Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is enabling the handicapped in Ghana, mainly children, to gain independent and productive lives.   The OTC was started by the Divine Word Missionaries in 1961, founded by Brother Tarcisius de Ruyter (SVD). The primary purpose of the Centre is the rehabilitation of the physically challenged in Ghana and … Read More

The 2017 Legs4Africa Impact Report

Tom WilliamsLeg News

Explore our 2017 Impact Report now and see what your support has helped Legs4Africa achieve! Though we do try to keep you up to date with our activities over the year, it becomes easy to loose sight of the bigger picture. For this reason, we have produced this radiant impact report to let you, our amazing supporters, know just what we … Read More

You can help us ship 200 wheelchairs to The Gambia

Tom WilliamsGambia, Leg News

Legs4Africa is looking to raise six thousand pounds to furnish The Wheelchair Centre, supplying the whole of The Gambia with wheelchairs, as well as the nearby physiotherapy department with essential tools, replacement parts and equipment. The skilled engineers need updated tools and parts so that they may customise each donated wheelchair for its intended recipient. Legs4Africa have seen, first hand, … Read More

The Second Footnote

Tom WilliamsFootnote

It’s the Legs4Africa quarterly magazine! We hope you enjoy reading it. Beautifully crafted by Tamzin Plummer and Joe Attlee (we hope you agree)

200 Wheelchairs to support Rehabilitation Unit in The Gambia

Tom WilliamsGambia, Leg News

Legs4Africa is looking to raise six thousand pounds to furnish The Wheelchair Centre, supplying the whole of The Gambia with wheelchairs, as well as the nearby physiotherapy department with essential tools, replacement parts and equipment. The skilled engineers need updated tools and parts so that they may customise each donated wheelchair for its intended recipient. Over a hundred wheelchair users … Read More

Send Legs Not Cards

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According to royal mail, each person in the UK sends, on average, 17 cards every year. This means that a staggering one billion cards are binned when the festive season is done. With each card weighing about 30 grams this translates to a giddying three million tons of paper and card. With other factors such as transport and disposal of … Read More

You throw a pretty good party WOMAD

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather at WOMAD this year. It was our 7th festival of the summer and we were starting to feel the effects of too much party, far too much tie dying and nowhere near enough sleep. We weren’t too sure what to expect from this experience which called itself  “the worlds festival”, but our anticipation arouse  … Read More

We love ‘Good News’ – Success in Zambia

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Anyone remember when we shipped 500 legs to Zambia last year? We are starting to see some very good results, helping lots and lots of people walk again and regain their independence. Dr Colin McDonald was stationed at the The University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia and found that they were in desperate need of the components to build more prosthetic legs. After … Read More

The First Footnote

Tom WilliamsFootnote

It’s the Legs4Africa quarterly magazine! We hope you enjoy reading it. Beautifully crafted by Tamzin Plummer and Joe Attlee (we hope you agree)

Project: Mobilise Africa

Tom WilliamsLeg News

Join Mobilise Africa with a monthly donation Supporting Legs4Africa with £4 per month could be enough to mobilise 2 amputees in Africa each year. That’s just £1 a week! Just give whatever you can afford. 100% will help make great improvements to the lives of disabled people in the developing countries of Africa. Legs4Africa are recycling the UK’s discarded prosthetics to remobilise amputees … Read More

Interview with a wheelchair mechanic

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It’s an inspiring sight when you walk into the Social Welfare Unit in Banjul -The Gambia, as most of the engineers and staff are affected with limited mobility. For example, all 3 wheelchair mechanics which serve the entire countries wheelchair maintenance needs are bound by a wheelchair. Having spoken with each member of the team, we could see and feel how passionate they … Read More

Legs4Africa meets Musa the Mechanic

Tom WilliamsGambia, Inspiring StoriesLeave a Comment

Days like today remind us why our efforts our worth sacrificing. Having picked up a motorbike first thing with no paperwork we switched the number plate with one that did and cruised the dirt tracks of outer Brikama in The Gambia and visited a list of inspiring amputees which had been recommended that we speak with from the Gambia Federation of … Read More