Gabu visits Bristol, Clifton bridge

Legs4Africa’s Partner Prosthetist Visits The UK

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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...

Swimmer to help provide 250 prosthetic legs to amputees

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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...
Pile of prosthetic legs on their way to Gambia

Gambian amputee appeal receives generous material donation

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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,...

Festival Volunteering for Charity

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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...

How prosthetic limbs unlock the world of sport for amputees

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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...

The Volunteer’s Voice – Aoife Twomey

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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...

We’re not super heroes but…

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We’re not saying that we’re super heroes… But… Origin stories are all the rage now, from the dusky beginnings of super heroes to the even shadier background stories of Breaking...

Cape Verde Mobility Consignment

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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...

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

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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...

Help us send 75 legs to Senegal

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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...

Help us ship 75 prosthetic legs to training centre in Ghana

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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. View Larger View Larger View Larger...

Van needed to collect more legs

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After well over a quarter of a million miles, our hard working van. Cheetah, is coming to the end of the road. She has been pivotal in the Legs4Africa story,...

Meet Musa – President of the Gambian Amputee Association

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In this series we delve into the lives of Gambian amputees, who they are, how they see the world and their drives and their goals.

The 2017 Legs4Africa Impact Report

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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,...

Muhammad and Ebrahim – Father and son

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In this series we delve into the lives of Gambian amputees, who they are, how they see the world and their drives and their goals.

Meet Adama – father and family man

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In this series we delve into the lives of Gambian amputees, who they are, how they see the world and their drives and their goals.

Let’s Recycle the UK’s Mobility Equipment

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There is a huge amount of safe and functional mobility equipment being disposed of every year in the UK. These devices range from zimmer frames to wheelchairs, and walking sticks to...

Meet Fatima – The Diabetic Mother

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In this series we delve into the lives of Gambian amputees, who they are, how they see the world and their drives and their goals.

Meet Dawda – The Lorry Driver

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In this series we delve into the lives of Gambian amputees, who they are, how they see the world and their drives and their goals.

Meet Lamin – The football coach

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In this series we delve into the lives of Gambian amputees, who they are, how they see the world and their drives and their goals.

Meet Gabu – The Gambia’s only prosthetist

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Late last year Legs4Africa, an amputee charity exporting prosthetic legs to Sub-Saharan Africa, spent a very pleasurable week meeting the people that their work is helping get on their own...

You can help us ship 200 wheelchairs to The Gambia

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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...

Meet Alieo Touray – An amputee Police officer

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0 0 In this series, Legs4Africa is taking a look at the lives of Gambian amputees. We want to give you a snap shot of normal people doing normal things...

The Second Footnote

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Footnote Magazine - Issue 2 It’s the Legs4Africa quarterly magazine! We hope you enjoy reading it. Beautifully crafted by Tamzin Plummer and Joe Attlee (we hope you agree) 0 0

A Woeful Week in a Wheelchair Workshop

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Phil Tunstall, chief of operations at Legs4Africa and all round good egg, describes his recent experience of working at the wheelchair centre in the Gambia. He takes a look at...

A spotlight on the customisation and fitting of legs

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There are many stages in getting an African amputee walking again, not least of which is making sure that the equipment we provide is appropriate for the task. Through the...

200 Wheelchairs to support Rehabilitation Unit in The Gambia

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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...

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...

Amputee Spotlight – Forday Conteh

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In the dusty yard of Farafenni Power Station, a figure on a bicycle emerges from behind a distant warehouse. As the man draws nearer, I see the striking sky blue...

Much needed shipment of prosthetic legs reaches Tanzania

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Patience is a virtue 2 0 Early June found the expanding Legs4Africa team racing rain clouds as they loaded 500 prosthetic legs to be shipped to a Tanzanian hospital. The...

A quarter of a million miles

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A quarter of a million miles If, instead of being driven all over the UK and to Africa on several occasions, I had pointed my bonnet skyward and driven into...

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,...

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...

Look! We’re on telly! 500 legs on their way to Tanzania

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There is the rain and it is cold. It clatters on car roofs, it dribbles down necks and plasters hair to heads... but, it is England, there is always the...

The First Footnote

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Footnote Magazine - Issue 1 It’s the Legs4Africa quarterly magazine! We hope you enjoy reading it. Beautifully crafted by Tamzin Plummer and Joe Attlee (we hope you agree) 0 0

Project: Mobilise Africa

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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...

The L4A Leopards

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Dust off those trainers - The L4A Leopards need you! So, I'm writing this as I contemplate my running training plan for the Bristol 10k on Sunday 15th May. I...

Volunteer spotlight: Our doctor at ground zero

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The old man is still singing Congolese gospel hymns, even as the young doctor removes his leg. The operating theatre is humid, dark and is a far cry from the...

The curse of the African witch doctor

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Firstly a warning… This article contains references to practices which some of you may find disturbing. . Please, do not continue reading if you are easily distressed. What is a...

Legs4Africa Meets Bunama

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When Legs4Africa spoke with Bunama, a Gambian amputee who lost one of his legs after a football accident.

Vesbin around Truro for Legs4Africa

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Truro Foyer is a fantastic scheme that helps 16-25 year olds find their feet, by providing housing, education and has a great sense of community. The staff and young people…

The Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team

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About an hour's drive south of Banjul, in the town of Seracunda, lies the grounds of the Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team. Here, in a tiny sports centre, athletes from across...

Port Eliot Festival Success

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The vibrant stall, the exciting volunteers and the opportunity to get creative made the Legs4Africa pitch a resounding success at Port Eliot this year. It’s been a long time gone,...

Running round Truro with a Vesper-wheelie-bin

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Zooming around Truro in a mod styled wheelie-bin (or… VESBIN) collecting charitable donations! Sounds great fun, and it’s happening on the 11th November in Cornwall’s biggest city. The staff and...

Africa’s fastest critter countdown

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For the most part Legs4Africa is only interested in the simple yet life changing act of walking. Today we’d like to show you another aspect of Africa, its runners… Though,...

3D printing prosthetic legs

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3D printing is the future of product manufacturing. It minimises waste materials, it is portable and it is fast. 3D printing prosthetic legs is not a new idea. Recently Derby the…

Man vs Mountain

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This August a man is headed out to the southern Alps to take on one of the greatest of biking challenges, the Stelvio pass. The Stelvio Pass is the second...

Run the Leicester Half Marathon for Legs4Africa

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So… You wanna be a LegEnd and run the Leicester Half Marathon for Legs4Africa? You want to challenge yourself and make a difference to some of the poorest communities in...

What’s Diabetes doing in Africa?

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The number of people who suffer from diabetes in Africa is uncertain. The World Health Organisation estimated that there were seven and a half million people with the disease in...

Diabetes in the UK

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It is suggested by the NHS that people with diabetes in the UK are 15 times more likely to undergo an amputation than those without the condition. This article will...

She only went and did it!…

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An interview with an L4A Legend Cycling from London to Paris, I think you’ll admit, is kinda crazy. Cycling it with one leg and a prosthetic is into the tricky...

Success at Glastonbury

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Legs4Africa is growing. The word is spreading. People are paying attention. Another 2000 legs are in storage, ready for shipping. However, we are still just a tiny group of friends...

Meet Madi – Amputee Journalist

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Madi Njie is an outspoken journalist and an amputee. He now writes for the Daily Observer, after his first newspaper The Independent was brutally closed down by the Gambian government...

Hitting the road with the L4A leg hunters

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It is five AM, the onshore breeze is biting and even the seagulls which frequent the harbour seem despondent. Two figures, yawning and wrapped up against the early spring weather,...

What does it take to cycle from London to Paris?

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Cassie, an amputee from South East London Cycles 170 miles to support Amputees in West Africa Cycling 170 miles over three days is a challenge which most people would avoid....

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...

Leg from Nottingham changes Amputees life in West Africa

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Gerry Shooter always wanted his leg to go to a good home, says his widow Jean (above). “He knew that if his prosthetic leg went back to the NHS it...

Introducing.. The amputees of Africa

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Maybe you have donated time, money or a prosthetic limb. Maybe you want to know more about the people that you will help before you make a donation. In this...

Legs4Africa Meets Mariama Mjie

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Meet Mariama Mjie. She lost her leg after giving birth to her daughter and has continued to teach. She admits that life is hard but refuses sympathy, instead asking for empathy...

The latest Leg Consignment To West Africa (Video)

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At the end of January, Legs4Africa collaborated with Physionet, a charity which provides physiotherapy equipment to disabled children in developing countries around the world. Combining our expertise and resources, we were...

Legs4Africa meets Musa the Mechanic

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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...

Legs4Africa small step… BIG JOURNEY

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The Legs4Africa journey so far has been a mammoth one. We've come a long way in only a few years and changed thousands of lives on the Africa continent. With...

A Day Out in a Gambian Primary School

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Today Legs4Africa took a trip to a Gambian Primary school in Kerrserign. A large school with a large name, The Sanchaba Jobe Lower Basic School educates a whopping 3600 children...

Legging it to the Gambia – Guest Blog (Part 2)

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In Will's last blog we saw him battle Morocco and start out on his adventure down to The Gambia. In his next entertaining blog he makes it half way, but...

Nostalgia for the LegNominations

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The Earth has made a full orbit of the sun since our first crowdfunding campaign. We had a month to raise the required 5-grand and it started slowly, a polite...

Volunteer Video Editor Needed

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Tom and Phil have both just returned from a month-long Legs4Africa mission across West Africa, in which they captured a glut of top-notch video footage all waiting to be edited...

African West Coast to receive 1000 legs

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Due to EU regulations, these legs are classified as medical waste and cannot be reused domestically. Without Legs 4 Africa's intervention, they would be left to gather dust in storage,...

12 Stories from Gambian Amputees

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During Legs4Africa’s most recent expedition to The Gambia we wanted to capture a personal insight into disability, so we could get a better idea about what it meant to live...

Leg it to Africa – Official Teaser

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Early April 2014 two crazy Legs4Africa volunteers set out on a journey they would never forget, they would drive an LDV minibus 4,000 miles from Leicester to The Gambia in...

Guest Blog: Legging it to The Gambia

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A friend of Legs 4 Africa decided to take a month off and drive to The Gambia. Great idea we said – fancy taking some legs for us…? In the…

Border crossings, Police fines, Breakdowns and Military Coups – On the road with Legs4Africa

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A journey to quickly visit a hospital in Dakar, Senegal from Legs4Africa’s Banjul base in The Gambia provided many obstacles. The mission was to visit their prosthetics centre and see...

Legs4Africa helps “Hector the Donkey” get back to his feet this Christmas!!!

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In a place called Luxor in Egypt lives a little donkey named Hector. The story of how Hector ended up without his left hind hoof is unknown. In fact nothing...

A New Years Pledge To Do Good!

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Here at Legs4Africa we have 1000 prosthetic limbs packed up and ready to go. Hurrah! But we can’t get them to where they’re going alone, so we need your help....

Leg it to Africa – Official Teaser Trailer

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. In April this year Legs4Africa collected over 500 legs and drove them from Leicester to The Gambia. The second-hand prosthetics were crammed into the back of an old LDV...

Send the Legs Running

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Why do we need your help? What we’ve achieved so far has been done on a shoestring, by a small collective of part-time, unpaid volunteers. However, we’ve proven that our…

Legs 4 Newcastle Walker Technology College

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Hello Everyone, Thought it was about time I wrote another little blog post for Legs4Africa (or L4A if you’re in to your acronyms) as something absolutely brilliant has happened since...

Donate a Leg 2 Africa

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For a bereaved family, the ability to commit an act of kindness to a stranger is a small consolation. Still, a family in possession of a no-longer used prosthetic limb...

Legs4Africa – Putting Amputees and Africa in Perspective

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During a casual holiday to The Gambia in 2011, I had no idea that the events that happened there would lead to the start of a new charity. Since that...

Amputees in Action 10th Anniversary

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Last Friday Amputees in Action held their 10th anniversary celebrations at the historic Shaw House in Berkshire and invited Legs4Africa along to join the festivities.  As Tom had been dragged...

Elaine jumps 10,000 ft for more legs!

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Great news from our Legs 4 Africa supporter Elaine in the West of Scotland, who has just completed a skydive from 10,000 feet to raise funds for Legs 4 Africa...

Get your leg over (to Africa)

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The Charity Legs4Africa is asking for people to donate their old prosthetic legs, so they can be given a new life by amputees in the developing world. Legs4Africa is a...

500 Legs delivered to The Gambia: DONE!

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It’s been just over a week since we all arrived back into Old Blighty following the big leg drop to The Gambia, so thought now would be a good time...

Legs4Africa meets Sait

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10 years on and Sait, a 20 year old trainee teacher still has no idea as to what caused his legs to stop working. At 10 years old he woke...

The Wonderful Mind of Megan Clarke

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Megan Clarke is a freelance designer, illustrator, animator, inventor, film maker, script writer and wonderful person. She smiles a lot and she makes amazingly special videos of/for amazingly special things....

A Wonderful Gift from Zee

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This was my very first leg collection. Tom and his team at Legs4Africa are based in Leicester. They normally round up donated limbs but we received a donation from London,…

A very special Leg

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Here’s a question for you to ponder as you make your way through the perils of another Monday morning, Q.  Charity.  What does it actually mean to you? The definition…

When Legs 4 Africa met Limbcare

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With an early Saturday start, Jack Gutteridge from ‘Ground Qube’ kindly offered to drive myself and Alex from ‘Oblivion Studios’ in his company van to pick up approximately 250 redundant...

Legs 4 Africa Charity Launch Dinner

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A charity dinner to mark the launch of Legs 4 Africa couldn’t have gone better than it did says 99.9% of people who attended*. With only a small amount of...

The Race Begins!

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Well it’s been an exciting few days here at Legs 4 Africa as we have launched our crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to take a van load of legs from…

The First Leg!

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  ‘Leg it to Africa’ will be an insightful journey following over 150 used and redundant prosthetic legs which we currently have in storage in the UK. As a short…