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13/02/24

2024 Legs4Africa AGM Overview

Our Year in Review and the Path Ahead In our recent AGM, Phil Tunstall, our director, alongside our fundraising manager, Anna, shared a look back at our fruitful year and laid out the roadmap for Legs for Africa’s future. This update offers a glimpse into our successes, our financial health, and our strategic focus for the coming year. Achievements That
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08/02/24

We Walk Together: The Next Stand for Legs4Africa

There’s an air of rejuvenation and anticipation swirling from our reflections on change and growth, and it’s time to take a step closer to the next chapter in our story. This isn’t just a narrative about a name or a brand; it’s the story of our evolution, a testament to the courage and spirit of our team and the communities
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31/01/24

Lulu Blundell – an Inspirational Young Woman

Lulu Blundell was only 19 when she died on New Years day 2023 having been diagnosed with cancer when she was 15. Towards the end of last year her father, Stephen, contacted Legs4Africa to offer us the donation of three of her prosthetic legs, and he shared with us this inspiring video featuring his much loved daughter. Although she was
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15/01/24

Ambulance Mission in The Gambia

In a step towards enhancing mobility and access to orthopaedic care, we have recently facilitated the donation of an ambulance to The Gambia, reinforcing our commitment to making a difference where it’s needed most. This initiative, made possible through the generous contribution of Challenge 4,000, spearheaded by Dough and Rose Hamlen, marks a new chapter in our journey of providing
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15/01/24

A Mother’s Unbreakable Spirit

In the bustling heart of Accra, Ghana’s vibrant capital, unfolds a remarkable tale of resilience, hope, and unwavering spirit. This is the story of Linda Amponsa, a 55-year-old single mother hailing from Ghana’s Eastern region, whose life exemplifies determination and strength. Linda, a spirited individual, has always been dedicated to her four children, nurturing them with love and relentless effort.
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08/01/24

A surprise visit from Queen Camilla

Legs4Africa recently participated in a remarkable celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Emmaus Bristol, where Her Majesty, Queen Camilla, made a special appearance. This momentous occasion showcased the incredible work and dedication of Emmaus Bristol, with Legs4Africa having a dedicated room within the Emmaus building. Tom and Promise from Legs4Africa had the honour of explaining the impactful work undertaken by
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04/01/24

Liberia Project Visit: Inside a Healing Community

In Northern Liberia, a stone’s throw from the Guinean border, there is a bustling city called Gompa, or more commonly known as Ganta. It is a hub of activity and music, filled with the hum of people travelling to and fro across the border and down to the capital, Monrovia.  But nestled away from all the hustle and bustle is
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28/11/23

Harnessing Data for Impact: Legs4Africa’s Collaboration with Dashworx

Empowering Decisions with Data Insights At Legs4Africa, our mission has always been about making a tangible, positive impact in the lives of amputees across Africa. We’ve taken a significant leap forward in this journey, thanks to our recent collaboration with Dashworx. This partnership has revolutionised how we visualise and interpret our data, allowing us to see the real-time impact of
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22/11/23

From Paralympic Dreams to Life-Changing Deeds: Martin Perry’s Journey

Recently Legs4Africa was offered two running blades by Martin Perry. When we received them our warehouse manager was very impressed, which led me to do some investigating and I discovered that Martin’s story is both astonishing and inspiring. Born with a congenital condition which meant he has no hands and one leg he appears to have taken this situation, not
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06/11/23

From Bath to Banjul: A Family’s Pilgrimage with Legs4Africa

The story of Legs4Africa is one of connection, kindness, and the enduring impact one act of generosity can have. It’s a narrative that binds two families from vastly different backgrounds, united by the desire to make a positive difference. This tale began with a simple yet profound gesture when Euan, a young lad from Bath, reached out to donate the
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30/10/23

A Welcome Donation from an Unexpected Quarter

Recently Legs4Africa received an email out of the blue from Beech Tree Care Home in Overton with a query for us. For them it was a tentative query but for us it was a familiar and welcome question. Would we be interested in a prosthetic leg which had been left with them from a previous resident? Of course we would.
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19/10/23

The Synergy of Profit and Purpose: Why For-Profits and Nonprofits Must Collaborate

In an era that increasingly emphasises compartmentalisation—profit-driven here, purpose-driven there—it’s time to challenge this binary way of looking at organisations. At Legs4Africa, we’re a testament to the transformational power of collaboration between for-profit and nonprofit sectors. We believe that when these two seemingly disparate worlds unite, remarkable things can happen. Bridging the Gap with Services and Resources Collaboration often starts
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19/10/23

Rethinking Charity: The Invisible Chains Holding Us Back

Here at Legs4Africa, we are deeply committed to maximising the number of amputees accessing affordable rehabilitation. However, like countless other organisations committed to making a real social impact, we frequently encounter the constraints of traditional economic models that inhibit the growth and effectiveness of nonprofits. The time has come to challenge these limiting narratives and redefine how we conceive the
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25/09/23

A Deep Dive into Our 2023 Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey Results

Download Report At Legs4Africa, we take the happiness and satisfaction of our stakeholders very seriously. To us, our stakeholders are the pillars supporting our mission to maximise the serviceability of prosthetic legs and expand affordable rehabilitation for amputees in Africa. In this light, we recently conducted our annual Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey, involving our employees, volunteers, partners, and donors. We are
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13/07/23

Prosthetics Through Time: The Thrilling Timeline of Groundbreaking Innovations

Discover the fascinating history of prosthetic technology, from ancient wooden limbs to cutting-edge bionic legs. Explore the life-changing advancements that have made prosthetics more accessible than ever, empowering amputees to overcome physical limitations and lead fulfilling lives.
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11/07/23

We are looking for a new Fundraising Manager!

Join our team as the new Fundraising Manager
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26/06/23

Legs4Africa’s Prosthetic Collection at Swansea Clinic: Changing Lives through Recycling

Recently, Swansea Bay University Health Board’s Artificial Limb and Appliance Service (ALAS) contributed to Legs4Africa. Historically, prosthetic limbs rendered unsuitable for use were either discarded as general waste or recycled into raw materials. However, Legs4Africa recognized the potential to repurpose these limbs by using the salvaged components in constructing new prostheses for patients in developing countries. This approach not only
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18/06/23

Sowing Seeds of Change: The Power of Bananas in Rural Kenya

It’s been what could be described as a very “Legs4Africa” journey; rattling along an uneven road in rural Kenya, trying to focus on the wobbling phone in front of me on which I’m trying to sort out customs clearance for a box of prosthetic legs in Benin. But eventually the car slows and I put down my phone in the
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14/06/23

Dedication and Determination: The Inspiring Story of Mulago Orthopedic Workshop

Tucked in the heart of Kampala, Uganda, the Mulago Orthopedic Workshop stands as a beacon of hope and resilience for many in need of prosthetic services. As an integral partner of ours, we recently visited this bustling hub of activity and were profoundly inspired by the dedication and professionalism we witnessed. Under the able leadership of James Kisambira, the clinic
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14/06/23

Exploring New Horizons: Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)

At Legs4Africa (L4A), we’re always on the hunt for potential partners who share our vision of providing affordable, quality prosthetics to amputees. This relentless search recently led us to the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where we had the opportunity to visit the Comprehensive Community-Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) facility. We were left awe-struck by the extraordinary work
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14/06/23

AJMA: Delivering Hope and Mobility in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Located in the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Arusha Joint Medical Aid (AJMA) stands as a beacon of hope for those seeking quality prosthetic and orthotic services. Our recent visit revealed a team of dedicated professionals, devoted to improving the lives of their patients. The commitment and passion they demonstrate, despite the challenges they face, is truly inspiring.
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14/06/23

Celebrating the work of Desire P&O Lab in Tanzania

On 6th June 2023, Tom and Phil had the privilege of visiting Desire P&O Lab, a leading prosthetics and orthotics centre in Tanzania. Our hosts for the day were Nsengiyumva Magogwa (Nsengi) and his passionate team, who warmly welcomed us into their fold. Desire P&O Lab, is under Desire Charitable Hospital and Rehabilitation Center DCHRC on the outskirts of Dar
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14/06/23

Harowin: The Journey Towards a Brighter Future in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Led by the highly skilled Eunice Kombe, Harowin is a beacon of hope for those seeking affordable and quality prosthesis. Despite the challenges, the passion and resilience exhibited by Eunice and her team at Harowin are truly commendable. When we visited Harowin, we were genuinely impressed by the dedication of Eunice and her team. The centre was well-organized, spacious, and
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14/06/23

Mwanza Prosthetics and Orthotics Workshop: A Forward-Thinking Prosthetics Center in Tanzania

In the heart of Tanzania lies the Mwanza Prosthetics and Orthotics Workshop (MPOW). This innovative center, established in 2017, has been pushing the boundaries of prosthetics and orthotics services, aspiring to deliver quality and affordable healthcare. Our recent visit and comprehensive assessment have provided valuable insights into MPOW’s approach, its current status, and future prospects. What sets MPOW apart from
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14/06/23

Prothea Kenya and Ugani Prosthetics: Revolutionising Prosthetics in Africa

In the field of prosthetics and orthotics, traditional methods are gradually giving way to more innovative techniques and technologies. Two organizations driving this change in Africa are Prothea Kenya and Ugani Prosthetics, who demonstrate a profound commitment to patient-centred care and the pioneering use of 3D technology. Prothea, the Kenyan operation, and Ugani, the technical arm of the organization, share
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14/06/23

HVP Gatagara Nyanza – An Exemplary Centre for Rehabilitation

Our recent journey to HVP Gatagara Nyanza, an extraordinary rehabilitation centre nestled in the rural landscapes of Rwanda, unfolded an inspiring narrative. This robust facility, brimming with professionalism and commitment, paints a hopeful picture for individuals requiring prosthetic and rehabilitation services. Our visit served as a remarkable opportunity to deepen our understanding of their operations, identify areas of collaboration, and
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14/06/23

A Close Look at HVP Gikondo Kigali, Rwanda

From the moment we entered the meticulously maintained facility, it was clear that our partnership with HVP Kigalo was built on a robust alignment of values. The dedication to provide high-quality services in an organized, clean space was palpable, further reflected in their efficient use of ICRC components and low-cost alternatives from international suppliers. Being located on a hill in
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14/06/23

Ortho-Promed: A Journey of Resilience in Rwanda

As part of our mission at Legs4Africa (L4A) to amplify the strength and resilience of amputees in Africa, we have had the privilege of collaborating with a number of amazing partners. Today, we want to spotlight Orthopromed, a small prosthetic clinic based in Rwanda. This partnership, though challenging, has offered many learning opportunities and underscored the sheer determination and commitment
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18/05/23

Legs4Africa Gambia Branch Coordinator Role

Legs4Africa is a UK based non-profit organisation which through supplying mobility centres with prosthesis components, collaboratively developing peer-support services and community groups, improves access to emotional and physical  rehabilitation, and prosthesis for amputees in eight countries across sub-Saharan Africa. After working in Gambia for more than ten years with some great partners, Legs4Africa is looking for a Branch Coordinator to
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03/05/23

You Said, We Did: How Legs4Africa is Taking Action Based on Your Valuable Feedback

At Legs4Africa, we believe in the power of listening and continuous improvement. In our recent survey, we reached out to our stakeholders, staff, and supporters for feedback on how we can better serve our mission. We are grateful for your input and are excited to share how we have taken your suggestions on board to enhance our organization. We proudly
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11/04/23

Decolonising Narratives: The Responsibility of Organisations to Contribute

As the founder of Legs4Africa, I’ve come to understand that it’s not enough to merely provide assistance to those in need. We must also acknowledge and challenge the often-colonial narratives that underpin global aid. In today’s interconnected world, all organisations have a responsibility to contribute to a more equitable, decolonised narrative. The colonial mindset that has permeated many aspects of
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21/03/23

Your Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding on Facebook and JustGiving

Learn how to set up a crowdfunding campaign on Facebook/Instagram and JustGiving, and explore other platforms in the UK, US, Canada, EU, Australia, and Africa to support Legs4Africa’s initiatives. Join the Legs4Africa family and give the gift of mobility to amputees in Africa through crowdfunding!
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21/03/23

Legs4Africa stands with International Women’s Day as we strive to support female amputees in Africa to rebuild their lives after limb loss

Female amputees are getting the chance to set up their own dream business as Legs4Africa stands with International Women’s Day call for equality by launching a scheme to help women in Africa become financially independent following limb loss. Part of a series of female focused projects to increase opportunities for young girls and women in some of the world’s most
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21/03/23

Dorset Family Honours Late Daughter’s Legacy With Prosthetic Legs Donation To Legs4Africa

A family from Dorset has donated six prosthetic legs to Legs4Africa. The donation comes as a tribute to their daughter, Elizabeth, who lost her leg to cancer and passed away in 2020. Elizabeth, or Liz, was an active teenager who loved running, dancing, and riding her bike. In 2003, she lost her leg to a rare bone cancer called Adamantinoma.
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16/03/23

Sahara Desert Dash

Take on the Sahara Desert Dash and fundraise for Legs4Africa in just one day! Choose your own limb-powered challenge, whether it’s walking, running, or cycling, and set your goal for the day. Embrace the stunning beauty of the desert as you push your limits and make a difference. With every step you take, you’re supporting those living with limb differences.
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16/03/23

Nile Trailblazer Challenge

Embark on an epic journey with the Nile Trailblazer Challenge and support Legs4Africa! Commit to walking or running 1000 miles over 365 days, promoting a healthy lifestyle and making a positive impact on your own life. As you follow the footsteps of ancient explorers, you’ll experience stunning landscapes and push your limits. Every step you take helps improve the lives
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16/03/23

Kilimanjaro Warrior Weekend

Unleash your inner warrior and join the Kilimanjaro Warrior Weekend to support Legs4Africa! Embrace the spirit of teamwork and camaraderie while pushing your limits in any limb-powered activity. Conquer challenges, scale new heights, and create lasting memories with friends, family, or colleagues. Choose your own adventure, customized to suit your team’s abilities and schedules, and know that every step you
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14/03/23

We are looking to recruit a fundraising trustee

Deadline: 31st May 2023 Legs4Africa is looking to recruit a fundraising trustee to play a crucial role in helping us  to achieve our mission of providing prosthetic legs and support to amputees in sub-Saharan Africa We are a non-profit organisation based in Bristol, UK, that has experienced significant growth since our inception in 2014, when we sourced a single leg
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21/02/23

Reena Agarwal Receives Gold Badge from Legs4Africa: A Tribute to Her Commitment and Passion

Reena Agarwal, one of the trustees of Legs4Africa, has recently been awarded a gold badge in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the organization. This achievement serves as a testament to Reena’s passion and unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those in need. Legs4Africa is a charity that provides life-changing mobility aids, such as prosthetic legs
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21/02/23

Bex Yearworth Receives Gold Badge from Legs4Africa: A Celebration of Dedication and Hard Work

Bex Yearworth, a prosthetic limb technician and a long-time supporter of Legs4Africa, has recently been awarded a gold badge for her outstanding contributions to the organization. This recognition serves as a testament to Bex’s unwavering dedication to making a difference in the lives of amputees and those with mobility impairments in Africa. Legs4Africa is a charity that provides life-changing mobility
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07/02/23

Sam Gibson Receives Gold Badge from Legs4Africa

Sam Gibson, an international development consultant and one of our trustees, has received a Gold Badge from Legs4Africa. This recognition highlights Sam’s dedication to improving the lives of people with disabilities and her commitment to promoting accessibility and inclusivity for all. Legs4Africa works to reduce the global mobility aid gap by providing new and refurbished mobility aids, such as wheelchairs
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31/01/23

Founder of Legs4Africa recognised in King’s New Year Honours

At the arrival of 2023, it is an absolute pleasure to announce that Tom Williams, the founder of Legs4Africa, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the King’s New Year Honours. The prestigious award recognises his dedication to helping thousands of Africans suffering with limb loss to walk again thanks to a unique prosthetic leg recycling
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31/01/23

Meet our newest Communications Assistant – Bruna Ma (She/Her)

As we celebrate the arrival of 2023, it is a pleasure to introduce our newest team member, Bruna Ma, as the communications assistant of Legs4Africa. Bruna is a 2022 postgraduate of Cardiff University in PR and Comms. With previous work experience in both B2B and NGO sectors, she is eager to help Legs4Africa grow and thrive! Here she is to
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31/01/23

Meet our newest Production Technician – Promise Maduako (He/Him)

While we say goodbye to 2022, it is a pleasure to say hello to our newest team member, Promise Maduako, as the Production Technician of Legs4Africa. As a prosthetist and orthotist born and trained in Nigeria, Promise started his journey with Legs4Africa as a volunteer in 2021. Now as a full-time member, Promise is confident that his African background and
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06/01/23

Legs4Africa Provides the Alternative to Landfill

Yvonne was a very dear friend of Tricia’s and they enjoyed walking together and particular favourite was amongst the bluebells in the spring.  Unfortunately, due to an infection in her leg, Yvonne became an amputee late in life and, amongst her belongings after she died, Tricia found her two prosthetic legs. Yvonne would not have wanted them to go to
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01/12/22

Two Prosthetic Legs Return to Africa

Two prosthetic legs which are on their way to Africa are returning to a country they are familiar with. After Andrew Groves died his wife, Kathy, donated two of his prosthetic legs to Legs4Africa but both of these legs have been in Africa before. Andrew Groves had been a trustee and chairman of a local charity that helped families in
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29/11/22

The Gift of Opportunity

Earlier this year Legs4Africa were contacted by the family of Frank Monteiro who had recently died in Minnesota. Frank had lived a very full life. Born in India, he studied civil engineering there before moving to Minnesota in the US in his 20’s where he married and had a family before founding an engineering company which his family still operates
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02/11/22

Step Into Christmas by Doubling Your Donation

Between midday on November 29th and midday on December 6th, you can double your donation to support the expansion of our project in Ghana to get someone back on their feet. We are hoping to deliver more legs and provide more Peer Support & Counselling services across the country.
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20/10/22

We’re looking for a Communications Assistant (Part-time)

Reports to: Tom Williams, Technical Director Hours: 16 hours per week, flexible  (between Monday and Thursday; 7 am – 6 pm) Location: Bristol Contract / Pay: 6 months; £11 per hour Responsibilities:  This is an exciting role within a small, friendly, and growing international development charity. You will be working alongside the team to bring project updates and events to
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30/09/22

Workshop Technician

Reports To: Tom Williams, Technical Director Hours: 37 hours (between Monday and Friday; 9 am – 5 pm) Location: Bristol Contract / Pay : 3 years (with the possibility of extension). Between £24,000 and £26,000 per year – dependent on experience. Responsibilities:  This is an exciting role within a small, friendly, and growing international development charity. You will be working
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