My experience with Legs4Africa

Tom WilliamsLeg News

This week we welcomed Ella McKeown into the office for a spot of work experience – she has just finished her GCSEs and is our official North Somerset badge box vendor. “I first discovered Legs4Africa when Tom (the founder of the charity) came to my school and gave an assembly on the work him and his team do for amputees … Read More

Legs4Africa are recruiting!

Tom WilliamsLeg News

the team shot with a van full of legs

Legs4Africa have a full-time paid internship opportunity available for 6 months, starting soon! We have a role opening up that will offer a wide range of experiences, including office administration, fundraising, marketing, digital communication, and international logistics. Being a small team, the candidate would be working alongside the senior management and get a holistic view of  how a small charity … Read More

Beth gets a taste of Hollywood

Tom WilliamsGold Badge, Leg News

Legs4africa team

In Beth’s words… In the simplest of terms Legs4Africa recycle prosthetic legs from UK based hospitals and send the components to partnering clinics in various African countries. However, to give back a persons ability to walk, run, play or ride a bike in parts of the world where disabled people often lack due visibility means the disparity between abled and … Read More

First Gold Badge goes to ‘Little Legs’ Sue

Tom WilliamsGold Badge, Leg News

Woman with Leg pin

What keeps Sue coming back each week? When I retired I wanted to replace a job I’d loved with something equally interesting and I was very lucky to find Legs4Africa. It’s so different from most of the charities I could have volunteered for. It’s unusual in that it’s a small charity with a huge reach.  By that I mean that … Read More

Leg Donor Legend

Tom WilliamsInspiring Stories, Leg News, Tom

Man wearing mask

This is Dad. He always took the photos and was never in them so this is ages ago. My son liked it so we sent this one. Dad was 77 when he passed away. He was married to our mum Joan for just short of sixty years. They met when they were ten and played out together! Dad was a … Read More

Unlikely Bristol Partnership ensures 250 legs reach Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana, Tom

Amputee children in Ghana

At the start of 2018 I had the privilege of visiting the OTC in Ghana, an Orthopaedic Training College a few hours North of Accra in Nsawam. The visit was extremely encouraging and, following lengthy discussions with Henry, the head of the Training College and Sister Elizabeth about how best Legs4Africa can support the centre, I came away with a … Read More

30KG charity baggage for Uganda CorSU

Tom WilliamsLeg News, Tom, Uganda

people in front of an orthopaedic workshop

Our experience with Legs4Africa was super easy and straightforward. After discussing my availability of luggage allowance, I had a box of just under 30kg delivered to my flat. We popped it in a taxi and took it to the airport. We had a letter emailed to us explaining to the airline exactly what was in the box and info about … Read More

Two pallets for Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana, Tom

Boxes of leg parts

On Monday the 30th of April (2018) Phil and Tom from Legs4Africa prepared and shipped two pallets pallet bound for the OTC in Ghana. The pallets contains: We are collaborating with G-AID to ship the pallets to Ghana and expect them to arrive at the hospital in September.  let the world know

First shipment for Nigeria

Tom WilliamsLeg News, Nigeria, Tom

the team loading a van

On Wednesday the 2nd of May (2018) Phil and Tom from Legs4Africa prepared and shipped a pallet bound for the Saint Joseph hospital and physiotherapy Rehabilitation Centre in Nnewi, Nigeria. The pallet contains: We expect the pallet to arrive at the hospital in July at which point we’ll have another update. 

First Visit – Orthopedic Training Centre in Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana, Tom

the Legs team

After the complete shambles at Accra’s International Airport trying to get in to Ghana which included complications with my visa, the drama of  a missing yellow fever certificate and finally with my main luggage not actually turning up I felt confident that things could only get better. I walked out of the airport with just my small bag complete with … Read More

Help us ship 75 prosthetic legs to training centre in Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana, Leg News, Tom

  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, Tom

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, Tom

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

200 Wheelchairs to support Rehabilitation Unit in The Gambia

Tom WilliamsGambia, Leg News, Tom

Amputee children playing

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

You throw a pretty good party WOMAD

Tom WilliamsArt, Festival, Fundraising, TomLeave a Comment

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

Tom WilliamsLeg News, Tom, ZambiaLeave a Comment

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