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Tom Williams / Leg Work

Mens Shed group

Legs4Africa is the charity that gets people walking again in Africa. Through recycling prosthetic leg parts that would otherwise end up in landfill and setting up amputee-led support groups we help to get thousands of people a year back on their feet in Africa. We are one of the only charities in the world doing this vital work and since … Read More

How to play Ampe?

SuePownall / Little Legs

Do you know how to play Ampe?  Originating in Ghana, it is a popular children’s game in Africa because any number can play and no equipment is needed so it’s a good game to play spontaneously anywhere with your friends. It’s fun, fast and furious. A leader is chosen and he or she stands opposite their first opponent. They both … Read More

Who is Team Bright Star and why are they so awesome?

Evie Dickinson / Gambia

Banjul Challenge 2018/19 Team Bright Star = Daniel, Peter, Karsten & Angela For all of us, joining the Banjul Challenge was already an amazing experience, but it got truly so much more enriched by supporting Legs4Africa! When Daniel got the word from a friend about the charity just a few months before we set off, we were thrilled to be … Read More

Join us on the Banjul Challenge 2019

Tom Williams / Gambia, Senegal

Legs4Africa have teamed up with the world famous Banjul Challenge this year to deliver by land vital prosthetic leg components to limb centres in Senegal and The Gambia.  If you are up for the challenge we want you to join in, to get amputees in Africa walking again. The Banjul Challenge organisers have generously announced that Legs4Africa will be their … Read More

Amputee Football in The Gambia

Chris Ingram / Football, Gambia

There’s not much that will get anybody up at 7.30 on a Sunday morning. Yet for members of the Gambian Amputee Football Team this is standard practice, as they’re itching to head down to the beautiful surroundings of Senegambia Beach in the back of Bob Jabbie’s car to train. The team was initially brought together through Legs4Africa and the Gambian … Read More

My experience with Legs4Africa

Tom Williams / Inspiring Stories

This week we welcomed Ella McKeown into the office for a spot of work experience – she has just finished her GCSEs and is our official North Somerset badge box vendor. “I first discovered Legs4Africa when Tom (the founder of the charity) came to my school and gave an assembly on the work him and his team do for amputees … Read More

How a valuable partnership has restored one child’s ambitions for the future

SuePownall / Little Legs

Little amputee boy

CoRSu Rehabilitation Hospital in Uganda is an orthopaedic unit which primarily treats children and young adults who have various forms of disability and is one of Legs4Africa’s much valued partners. Thanks to the generosity of young amputees in the UK, Legs4Africa are able to send donated prosthetic legs to hospitals in Africa such as CoRSU where the impact on children’s … Read More

New partners from Uganda

Jules Lopez / Uganda

People playing basketball

On Monday, June 24th 2019, Legs4Africa had the privilege to welcome Akram Semwanga, Gizamba Mafabi Henry, and Tom Baguma, three Ugandan prosthetists respectively coming from the Katalemwa Cheshire Home for Rehabilitation Services, the Mulago National Referral Hospital of Kampala, and the Fort Portal Regional Referral Orthopaedic workshop. In addition, we had the honour to welcome Kalibbala Mark Giggs, the community … Read More

Unfinished Business

Margherita Pisoni / Gambia

Women assembling legs

Gender equality and equity remain unfinished businesses worldwide. Women have to deal with constant challenges so as to stand up in front of all the inequalities, difficulties and gender stereotyping which still characterise modern societies. Gender policies as well as projects aimed at promoting human rights are essential tools which promote individuals strength and give people the chance to reach … Read More

Legs4Africa meeting with Yosiah Muhindo

Bethany / Uganda

Legs HQ

As it stands the system in Uganda means that it’s only in times of crisis that support workers are allocated and generally speaking support workers are provided by NGOs. However there is a significant lack of capacity so more often than not it is the doctors, technicians, etc. that provide post-treatment support. It goes without saying that this stretches the … Read More

Beth gets a taste of Hollywood

Tom Williams / Gold Badge

Legs4africa team

In Beth’s words… In the simplest of terms Legs4Africa recycle prosthetic legs from UK based hospitals and send the components to partnering clinics in various African countries. However, to give back a persons ability to walk, run, play or ride a bike in parts of the world where disabled people often lack due visibility means the disparity between abled and … Read More

Legs4Africa’s Impact on Global Development

Margherita Pisoni / Leg Work

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…

SuePownall / Case Study, Gambia, Interview

Man

…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 Williams / Gold Badge, Leg News

Woman with Leg pin

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

SuePownall / Leg collection, Little Legs

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 Pisoni / Inspiring Stories, Senegal

The team Packaging Legs

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

SuePownall / Little Legs

Little amputee boy

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 Dickinson / Fundraising

Shelley Holmes

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 Pisoni / Inspiring Stories

Margherita from the office

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