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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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15/09/22

Legs4Africa is looking for fundraising volunteers!

Legs4Africa are looking for a Grants and Trusts Volunteer – you’d be supporting the Fundraising Manager, Matt Thomson, and the Fundraising Coordinator, Margherita Pisoni, with grant applications and research, helping to generate funding for vital projects and, in turn, helping to get people walking again across Sub-Saharan Africa. “Working alongside such a lovely and supportive team while being able to
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29/08/22

Last Chance to Join the Legs4Africa August Collection Drive

Help us rescue as many serviceable prosthetic components as possible this month We’re nearing the end of our August collection drive, and this is our last call out to our amazing supporters to join us. You can still be part of the largest global collection of prosthetic legs and components. Don’t delay, let’s create real change for people navigating limb
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25/08/22

We’re looking for a new Trustee Treasurer

Deadline: 25th of September 2022 Legs4Africa is a dynamic charity, delivering legs and renewed independence to thousands of people in Sub-Saharan Africa. Legs4Africa is based in Bristol UK, and is seeking a Treasurer to serve on its Board of Trustees. The Board is currently composed of five people, meeting monthly via zoom, and occasionally in person. We are growing: our
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02/08/22

It’s Here! The Legs4Africa August Collection Sprint is Underway

Clear out your storeroom, box up unwanted components, and let’s get sprinting The Legs4Africa August Collection Sprint is now in full swing, and we’re again calling on all our amazing supporters to help us reach our goal of 100 donations. We’re off to a great start with some amazing clinic partners already on board and collecting components for our biggest
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02/08/22

2022 April to June Quarterly Update

Mobility Centre Gambia Ongoing Service: Ramadan in April saw a slowdown of service, but over the last quarter the centre has engaged 44 patients, with 52% being for repairs and the other 48% for the supply of new prosthesis. Course Completion: Prosthetist Ebrima Krubally completed his short course in lower-limb prosthesis at the start of April at TATCOT, Tanzania. This
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19/07/22

Charity founder honoured with British Citizen Award to highlight the dedication to charitable causes

Tom Williams, the founder of Bristol-based disability charity Legs4Africa, has been honoured with a British Citizen Award medal as recognition for his ongoing commitment and dedication to his work. Legs4Africa aims to provide amputees across sub-Saharan Africa with prosthetic limbs, which are often saved from landfill in countries such as the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.  On Thursday, 7th July,
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01/07/22

Are you ready for the Legs4Africa August Collection Sprint?

Get involved by emptying those donation bins and dismantling legs  We’re just a few weeks away from our biggest Collection Sprint of the year! During August, we’re asking our amazing network of clinics, hospitals, and prosthetists to help us collect as many used prosthetic components as possible.  Over the years, more than 300 clinics have assisted us in our mission
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27/06/22

Legs4Africa is not so small as you may think

Legs4Africa may be thought of as a ‘small’ charity but in reality we are much bigger than it would seem from the tight team that run things from Bristol. We’re so lucky to have come into contact with some wonderful people who share our vision of helping as many people with limb difference in sub-Saharan Africa to get back on
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27/06/22

Disability charity ships 300 legs from Australia to Uganda

UK disability charity, Legs4Africa, has helped coordinate the delivery of 300 legs from Australia to Uganda.  The pallet of enough components to build an astonishing 300 legs was arranged by Callum Goodes, Recycling Ambassador at Legs4Africa. Callum has spent the last four years collecting, dismantling and storing the prosthetics at his parent’s house in Melbourne.  Then, in May 2022, the
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19/06/22

The 2022 Impact Report has landed

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07/06/22

We’re looking for a Fundraising Assistant

Fundraising Assistant  2 days per week (Monday to Thursday, flexible), 7 hr/day, £9.90/hr Bristol and/or Remote June 15th – September 15th 2022 (flexible) Reports To The Fundraising Assistant will report to the Fundraising Manager. Job Overview The Fundraising Assistant will work closely with the Fundraising Manager to keep up with recurring tasks, complete set projects in coordination with stakeholders, and
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07/06/22

Join the Legs4Africa August Collection Sprint

Help us spread the word by putting up posters and informing colleagues and patients This August, we are hosting the largest global collection of prosthetic legs and components, and we need your help to make it a success. Since Legs4Africa was founded, we’ve gratefully received valuable resource donations from over 300 clinics worldwide. These donations have been life-changing for people
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23/05/22

Münch und Hahn and Legs4Africa Give People With Limb Difference in Africa the Ultimate Leg Up

Münch und Hahn GmbH & Co. KG is a third-generation family business based in Duisburg, Germany. For over 70 years they have been producing orthopedic aids and prosthetics of the highest quality and, like most innovators of prosthetics, they reused suitable parts in their design and testing. However, since a new European law was introduced in 2021, all components used
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19/05/22

2022 January to March Quarterly Update

Below is a short summary describing how each of our projects have been performing between January and March 2022. African Partners A long awaited arrival this quarter has been the oven purchased for the Ganta Centre, Liberia, as well as the router and suction machine we sent on a pallet following a donation from Edinburgh. We have now received positive
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06/04/22

We’re looking for a new Chair of Trustees

CHAIR OF TRUSTEES ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES  Role title – Chair of Trustees  Direct reports – Board of Trustees Role Summary: Provides leadership and direction to the board of trustees that enable the board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation. Ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document,
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