Legs4Africa’s Impact on Global Development

Margherita PisoniLeg News, Margherita

sustainable development goals

This Tuesday we attended a meeting organized by the UN Global Compact Network UK. The focus was  on how organisations can take action on the Global Goals. It has been a great opportunity to share thoughts, knowlegde and get a better understanding of the impact everybody can have towards Global Develompent Goals. One of the main purpose of human development … Read More

Children are the future leaders of tomorrow…

Sue PownallCase Studies, Gambia, Interview, Leg News, Sue

…so we need to take care of them. Ebrima Krubally (Isk to his friends) is a really valued member of the Legs4Africa team. Working in the Mobility Centre in Banjul, Gambia, he is a qualified Orthopaedic Technologist and his job is to ensure that the component legs which Legs4Africa send to the Centre are reassembled so they fit each recipient … Read More

First Gold Badge goes to ‘Little Legs’ Sue

Tom WilliamsGold Badge

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

Charlie is one of Legs4Africa’s Legends

Sue PownallLeg collection, Little Legs, Sue

Amputee child

When he was only 9 months old his family had to face the devastating news that Charlie had been diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma which is a rare form of bone cancer.  After months of intensive chemotherapy he recovered but his treatment had involved the removal of the diseased bone and soft tissue and, when he was old enough, he was … Read More

First shipment for Senegal

Margherita PisoniInspiring Stories, Senegal

Less than four weeks ago our storage room was full of feet, knees and a lot of other prosthetic parts. I was asked to count and organize all the components to start preparing the shipment to Senegal, that was coming up within the next few weeks. It was such a great opportunity to learn how legs are manufactured and composed. … Read More

Little Emmanuel from Ghana

Sue PownallLittle Legs

This is 5 year old Emmanuel Azarious Sobo-Blay. His story is typical of the sort of accident that can happen on busy roads.  He and his brother were doing an errand for their mother, taking fabric to the tailor. At the main road Emmanuel’s brother got across safely but Emmanuel was hit by a car and his injuries were such … Read More

Blisters4Africa – Bristol Half Marathon

Evie DickinsonEvie, Fundraising

Blisters4Africa On your marks. Get Set. Half Marathon. This year we have some EXCLUSIVE places at the Bristol Half Marathon and if you ask nicely YOU could have one! The Half is on Sunday September 15th and there will be 5 Legs4Africa Leggers taking part. Full event details can be found here – Minimum fundraising target £350 – Lots of support, thank … Read More

Why I want to work for Legs4Africa

Margherita PisoniDismantling Legs, Inspiring Stories, Leg News, Margherita

Meet Margherita – our new Office Intern! She joined our little team in February and will be taking charge of our Deliver A Leg programme. “I would like to introduce myself and to share my expectations on this new experience with Legs4Africa by sharing a personal episode, which made me realize the reasons why I would like to contribute at … Read More

Leg Donor Legend

Tom WilliamsInspiring Stories, Leg News, Tom

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

Gang take arms to Africa

Phil TunstallDelivery, Gambia, Phil

“Delivering prosthetic arms for Legs4Africa has been the most selfless, rewarding experience we have ever had!” Ana Springall De Pablo While we were planning our trip to The Gambia we came across the Legs4Africa charity webpage. They were asking members of the public to give some of their baggage allowance in order to take prosthetic limbs and equipment to the … Read More

Euan – A Legs4Africa Hero

Sue PownallCase Studies, Gambia, Little Legs, Sue

Having a prosthetic leg is a challenge at any age. For children, one of the challenges is being accepted by one’s peers at an age when making friends and taking up new hobbies and pastimes is so important. We never fail to be full of admiration for the little ones who accept their new leg as part of their life … Read More

Unlikely Bristol Partnership ensures 250 legs reach Ghana

Tom WilliamsGhana, Tom

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 DickinsonEvie, Fundraising, 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 DickinsonEvie, Fundraising, 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, Sue

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, Evie, 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, Tom, 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, Sue

  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