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25/03/21

Steps towards a Circular Economy

Linear vs Circular Economy Nowadays, our global development system is based on the so-called Linear Economy, which exploits natural resources to generate goods and services, closing its production process with the elimination of waste, destined to accumulate more and more. On the other hand, a Circular Economy aims to reduce most of the waste, converting it into an available resource
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23/03/21

Mobility Clinic Posters

If you are collecting returned prosthetic legs and components on our behalf, we encourage you to use these posters across your clinic to remind staff and patients that you’re involved. French Posters Legs4Africa Newsletter Keep up to date with our quarterly updates catered towards the prosthetics industry. See how projects are coming along and learn about the people that are
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01/03/21

Alex Brooker presents: one year since our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

It’s been 1 year since our BBC Radio 4 appeal, and what a year it’s been…. I think it’s fair to say we were incredibly lucky with the timing of our appeal – it arrived just before the first of many lockdowns and gave us an opportunity to connect with a new network of like-minded, lovely listeners before we were
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20/02/21

Legs delivered to the Brother Tarcisius College in Ghana!

At the end of 2020, our increasingly empty-looking workshop was filled to the brim with a van load of stock donated by our friends at Opcare, containing essential items such as stump socks and silicone liners. These liners have now made their way to the Brother Tarcisius Prosthetics and Orthotics Training College in Nsawam, Ghana, as part of a delivery
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01/02/21

Meet our Grants and Trusts team

In September 2020 Esther, Jamie, Juliette and Rachael jumped on board and became our Grants and Trusts research team! Since then they have been working tirelessly to find new funding opportunities for Legs4Africa. So, it’s about time we introduced them… Who are they, what are they up to and what do they look like… What’s your name?Jamie Who are you
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20/01/21

Giving female amputees the ultimate leg up: TATCOT bursary project

It’s been a strange old year, but while we battled the adjustments of the first lockdown, the second lockdown and the 126th lockdown, here at Team Legs we have soldiered on to find new and creative ways to get more amputees walking and working in sub-Saharan Africa than ever before.  We have therefore begun offering scholarships in prosthetic technology to
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14/01/21

Working alongside Nav Solidaire

At the end of 2019, we received an interesting phone call from a group of passionate young people from Northern France who said that they had seen what we’re up to and were considering to set up something similar in France. We invited them to spend a couple of days with us in Bristol so we could show them what
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12/01/21

Fundraisers of the Year – Karma on the Road

Meet our 2020 fundraisers of the year – Giulia and Luca aka Karma on the Road. They motorcycled all the way to Mauritania and raised enough money to get 206 legs to Africa. Who are ‘Karma on the Road’? We are Luca and Giulia, a young couple of italian bikers, and Karmaontheroad is basically our spirits together! We like the
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02/12/20

Meet our new friend Rosie

We’re super excited to have teamed up with Rosie Bancroft – ex GB para-swimmer, current (almost) dive master! What’s your name and who are ya? Hi, I’m Rosie – I’m 25 and live in Manchester. I was born missing my leg and wear a prosthetic. I was a professional para-swimmer for many years training with the GB team. I also
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22/10/20

Patient Information Posters

Please download and print the below posters for your patients.
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21/10/20

Every leg has a story

More often than not our blog stories are about the men and women and children in Africa who have received the legs that donors have recycled through Legs4Africa and how the prosthetic has so positively impacted on their lives.  We don’t often hear the stories of the people who have donated the legs so when Christine sent an intriguing note
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07/10/20

We’re back, baby!

Our biggest ever shipment is complete: 1,500 legs sent to 35 centres across 15 countries… Since emerging from hibernation, we’ve been quietly working on something BIG here at Legs HQ, something we’ve never done before, and we’re finally ready to share the news. Deliveries are AFOOT, and boy are there a lot of feet! It started as a simple idea:
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06/10/20

Say hello to our new Community Fundraisers

Who are they, what are they up to and what do they look like… What’s your name?Fionn Who are you in 3 words?Up, Down, Around Why did you want to join Team Legs?I’d like to move into a career with international NGOs and with such niche, useful and effective work an opportunity to work with Team Legs seemed like a
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29/09/20

Comedian Alex Brooker becomes Legs4Africa ambassador

Following our super successful BBC Radio 4 Appeal, comedian and TV personality Alex Brooker has joined Paralympian Julie Rogers as our second celebrity ambassador! Alex’s role will be to spread awareness and generate donations for children and adults facing limb-loss across sub-Saharan Africa. Alex, who recently released the intimate and extremely personal documentary ‘Disability and Me’ said he “wanted to
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28/08/20

Rotary Update – 3rd Quarter 2020

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25/08/20

Tony gets a Gold Badge

When Tony reached out to us at the start of 2020 explaining that he’d recently become retired from a career of working on the railway and wanted to remain useful, we knew straight away that he was going to fit in. With Men’s Sheds groups not meeting like they used to and our pile of prosthetic legs (to be dismantled)
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29/07/20

Volunteer with us

We are looking for some new faces to join our little fundraising team and we have two opportunities available. Stroke your screen nicely to have a look at both role descriptions below…we hope to see your name drop into our inbox soon… Grants and Trusts Assistant Legs4Africa are looking for a Grants and Trusts Assistant – you’d be supporting the
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11/06/20

Recycle your car to get more people walking

Legs4Africa has received, on multiple occasions, donations through Charity Car, which is part of the largest scrap car recycling network in the United Kingdom, with over 300 branches around the country. Their system is simple: you either drop off your car to their closest branch or they freely come pick up your car in exchange for the market value of
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16/04/20

Happy leg news from Cameroon

We may not be sending legs out at the moment, but we’re still hearing great stories from our partner prosthetists about lives that are being changed by their hard work. Palle Loveline Diengu is a nurse from Cameroon who lost her leg due to a diabetes-related ulcer. She received a prosthetic leg from Presbytarian Community Rehabilitation Services (PCRS) in Kumba,
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16/04/20

COVID-19 Advice for Prosthetists

The International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics has published guidance for clinics that must remain open during the pandemic.  Below please find links to advice and resources listed in the document: World Health Organisation (WHO) transmission advice: https://www.who.int/news-room/commentaries/detail/modes-of-transmission-of-virus-causing-covid-19-implications-for-ipc-precaution-recommendations WHO Standard Precautions: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/documents/health-topics/standard-precautions-in-health-care.pdf?sfvrsn=7c453df0_2 CDC Transmission-Based Precautions: https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/basics/transmission-based-precautions.html Handwashing Guide: https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en/ Guide to when and how to use masks: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks Sequence for
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