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

Gambia Prosthetist Visits The UK

Oliver KennettGambia, Leg News

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 fits prosthetic legs in The Gambia for Legs4Africa, flew to the UK for the first time. He was here to gain a deeper understanding of how Legs4Africa works from this … Read More

Swimmer to help provide 250 prosthetic legs to amputees

Oliver KennettFundraising, Inspiring Stories

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 to a boating accident, has challenged himself to do a series of long distance swims, having done a 6 kilometre swim earlier this year, most recently completing a 10 kilometre … Read More

Gambian amputee appeal receives generous material donation

Oliver KennettGambia, Leg News

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, an essential material for creating customised sockets for prosthetic limbs, was requested by Gabriel Jarjue, The Gambia’s soul Prosthetist as it, and similar materials, are very difficult and costly to … Read More

Festival Volunteering for Charity

Oliver KennettThe Volunteer’s voice

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 a key champion of the charity when the team attends music festivals. I was first given the opportunity to volunteer on the charity’s stall at Nozstock festival in summer 2016. … Read More

How prosthetic limbs unlock the world of sport for amputees

Oliver KennettFundraising, Leg News

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 run faster, to reach higher? Recently, an American veteran, Kirstie Ennis made a Summit Climb of the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia having already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, all with … Read More

The Volunteer’s Voice – Aoife Twomey

Oliver KennettThe Volunteer’s voice

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 bad day. But I managed to drag myself to my djembe drumming lesson and in a moment of honesty I told the guy next to me that I was struggling … Read More

Cape Verde Mobility Consignment

Oliver KennettCase Studies

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 blinding white deserts, to lush Savannah, to deep mysterious forest. Biologically and geographically, it is a fascinating continent however, when it comes to providing aid to some of its least … Read More

Prosthetic Rehabilitation Training and a very important workshop in the Gambia

Emily HancockGambia

Legs4Africa, for the most part, is a charity of logistics, developing links, monitoring stocks of prosthetic legs and meeting the material needs of our partner clinics. Emily Hancock’s role is far more personal. An amputee physiotherapist, Emily joined the Legs4Africa team last year as a technical consultant. She advises on amputee rehabilitation and the clinical aspects of providing a prosthesis. … Read More

Legs4Africa Ebay Charity Shop – Why not set up your own?

Oliver KennettFundraising

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 the news, not let my morning eggs burn and attempting to plan what Legs4Africa jobs I had to do for the rest of the week. I was left feeling drained, … Read More

Help us send 75 legs to Senegal

Phil TunstallSenegal, Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship As well as welcoming private fundraisers and cash donors, Legs4Africa offers sponsorship opportunities for corporate supporters. These projects address the core funding of the charity and enables its ongoing ability to provide its valuable service to African amputees. If you are a business looking for a way of helping people in need, please consider sponsoring this project in … Read More

Help us ship 75 prosthetic legs to training centre in Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana, 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