Unlikely Bristol Partnership ensures 250 legs reach Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana

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

Open love letter to our Mobilisers

Evie DickinsonFundraising, Gambia, Mobiliser

In 2018, 55 people donated £16,592 between them. That’s an average of £25 per month each. This means, these 55 super special specimens gifted 1,383 people in Africa with the technology they needed to be able to walk again. We call these people The Mobilisers… We don’t know about you, but we thought 2018 was a pretty good year. We … Read More

Introducing our hero, Jonathan Rhoades

Evie DickinsonFundraising, Inspiring Stories

Jonathan Rhoades is from Dorset. He is missing his left leg but despite this he has just completed 35km of open water swimming to raise money for Legs4Africa. We think he is an absolute hero and once you’ve read this we know you will too…   18/11/2018 – ‘The Last Swim’ “Dear Friends, It has been more than a year … Read More

Lamin and the need for Little Leg Donations

Sue PownallLittle Legs

Lamin Bojang is a 5 year old boy who, like any other 5 year old, enjoys going to school and playing with his friends. However, in June this year Lamin was involved in a car accident which necessitated having his left leg amputated. Thanks to a donation of a leg from a child amputee in the UK which was shipped … Read More

Volunteer Harry makes use of leg room

Karenza FafooDelivery

Several months before setting off to The Gambia I heard about Legs 4 Africa. Having read about them, I looked into the Deliver a Leg campaign. Motivated by being able to so easily and effectively help amputees in The Gambia, I got in contact. I soon received two boxes of prosthetic materials, packed these in a bag and was ready … Read More

Unveiling the genius behind our frogs and sandwiches – Ella Kasperowicz!

Evie DickinsonArt, Leg News

Earlier this year we advertised for volunteer campaign artists in lots of trendy places around Bristol. Luckily all the blue-tacking posters on walls paid off and we attracted Ella, who stumbled across us through an Instagram post from Bzzaar. Ella received her illustration licence from Falmouth University in 2017 and loves playing with pens, words and ideas. She is the … Read More

30KG charity baggage for Uganda CorSU

Tom WilliamsLeg News, Uganda

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

Walking back to school

Sue PownallGhana, Little Legs

  Leticia was 8 years old and was playing outside with her little sister when a drunk driver ran into them with his vehicle.  Leticia lost her right leg instantly and although the doctor thought he would be able to save her left leg, complications later meant that she would lose this leg as well.  She finally had her left … Read More

Bex from Opcare in The Gambia (Part 2)

Bex YearworthGambia, Leg News

  In April I visited The Gambia with a fellow UK based prosthetic technician to provide technical assistance, training and support to the prosthetic rehabilitation team based in Banjul. Our arrival into Banjul Airport was briefly delayed due to them being concerned that one of our bags was completely stuffed with prosthetic arms …a quick explanation of the purpose of … Read More

Inspired volunteer goes to Uganda

Beth ElgoodDelivery, Inspiring Stories, Leg News

As a young man living in a country where 69% of the population live on less than a dollar a day, the odds are already stacked against you. Access to medical resources is limited at the best of times let alone when you live eight hours from the nearest hospital. When I say eight hours, that’s eight hours according to … Read More

Little legs turn Blessing’s life around

Sue PownallCase Studies, Ghana, Little Legs

This is Blessing.  She was only 5 months old when she was brought to the Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC) in Ghana.  Born with one arm, only four fingers on her right hand and very short limbs Blessing’s capabilities were severely limited.  However, thanks to the Little Legs Project, she was given two prosthetic legs and is able to look forward … Read More

Use your carbon footprint for human footprints!

Karenza FafooDelivery, Leg News, Leg Work

Are you travelling to The Gambia or Ghana? If so you can help us. Legs4Africa are launching a new project ‘Deliver a Leg’ with a purpose to utilise travellers to deliver legs to amputees. Together we want to connect people in need, with prosthetic limbs – so that they can walk, work and wander with freedom, re-gain their independence, pursue … Read More

Bex and Adrian from Opcare visits the workshop in The Gambia (Part 1)

Bex YearworthGambia

In April I found myself swapping my usual workplace, a busy NHS prosthetics workshop in Manchester, for the sunnier climate of Gambia and specifically the prosthetic workshop in the Department of Social Welfare based in Banjul.  I (along with another fellow technician) was generously sponsored by my employer Opcare  after winning a nationwide competition to spend two weeks working with … Read More

Two pallets for Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana

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

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

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

Gambia Project Progress Report 13/11/2017

Phil TunstallGambia

The successful conclusion of our initial round of funding applications meant that the project started on schedule in mid September. Since then Legs4Africa has made a shipment of essential supplies to Banjul, provided further education for our Gambian prosthetist and completed the development of our service user tracking software. In late September, Legs4Africa shipped the project’s first consignment of reclaimed … Read More

Make a Christmas Donation: Christmas Appeal – Legs4Africa

Oliver KennettLeg News

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. There are few records of how many amputees live in Sub-Saharan Africa, however, with type 2 diabetes … Read More