Clinical Advice Group – Connecting Leg Makers in Africa and UK

Phil Tunstall / Leg Work

Legs4Africa Clinical Support Group is a closed Facebook group that allows professionals across the World to connect. It is designed to provide peer to peer support for amputee rehabilitation professionals across Africa. This group is supported by a team of UK based prosthetists, technicians, physiotherapists and other clinicians who can provide advice to any member of the group. It is … Read More

Fashion Daaahling

Bethany / Uganda

So let’s talk about inclusivity! I mean, you’re here, on the Legs4Africa website so you’re already interested in seeing increased accessibility for all people. Which means that you also realise that we live in a less-than-perfect world in which people with disabilities can lack representation. On Saturday (16th November… I’m late to publish because I forgot to actually press the … Read More

Thank you Rotary friends

Tom Williams / Mens Shed / Rotary

Legs4Africa would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved with the following Rotary Clubs. Thank you for your generous support and for helping to set up an invaluable network of Men’s Shed groups across the UK. Because of you all, we are dismantling more prosthetic legs than ever, which in turn means we are getting even more … Read More

Sporting Leg-ends

Bethany / Football, Uganda

Saturday November 9th saw the third annual Kampala Capital City Authority Para-sports Gala – a day of celebration for adaptive sports and people with disabilities.  The event was specifically for disability sports in the Kampala region with each of the divisions competing against one another in wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, deaf football and amputee football. At 3pm amputee football kicked … Read More

A Problem Shared Is A Problem Halved

Bethany / Uganda

In the last five years hospital staff and local amputees have identified the gap between physical and emotional rehabilitation provisions. Whether it be in The Gambia, Ghana or Uganda it is something that gets brought up time and time again – the related traumas associated with limb loss, how it further adds to existing pressures and the fact the under-funded, … Read More

Big Ups To The Clinical Crew

Bethany / Uganda

In 2018/19 eleven suitcases we taken to partnering clinics in the East, Central and Western regions of Uganda as part of Deliver A Leg. These components meant that technologists like Henry Gazimba, Akram Semwanga and Tom Baguma could get an additional 246 amputees back on their feet. Uganda has seen decent economic progress in recent years but according to The … Read More

Pinch me. This must be a dream!

Bethany / Uganda

Well, what a month it has been here in Uganda. I have so much to share but let’s start a bit further back than a month in January of this year when I visited The Gambia for the third time but for the first time as a Legs4Africa volunteer since officially becoming one in 2016. At the time I was … Read More

Landmine Survivors In Uganda Looking Toward The Future

Bethany / Uganda

In 1991 the majesty of the Rwenzori Mountain range was marred by vicious civil conflict displacing thousands of families, forcing them to leave their homes and livelihoods. It was during this time that Asanaire went one morning to fetch food for his family who had left their farm for a less volatile part of the region. Whilst on his mission … Read More

Crikey, Legs4Africa is going Down Under!

Stefanie / Australia

We put a shrimp on the barbie and had a chat to Callum, our Aussie friend who is heading up the expansion of Legs4Africa into Melbourne. Callum, tell us a bit about yourself! I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I am a filmmaker and social worker; I work with vulnerable young people and young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and … Read More

Meet the Trustee Squad

Evie Dickinson / Leg Work

We realised we don’t shout about our trustee board enough, so here is a blog YELLING about them. Look at their lovely smiley faces, read what they’re all about, and discover your favourite fun fact… Chair of Trustees – Rich Hibbert Who is Rich and what does he do? “I’ve supported the charity since it’s early days – focusing on … Read More

Training Bursaries Now Available

Bethany / Teaching

Legs4Africa are looking to award five bursaries to female amputees aged eighteen or over interested in a career in prosthetic technology. We have partnered with the Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologies (TATCOT) to support African women to attend it’s Certificate Course in Lower Limb Technologies to increase female representation in the sector. TATCOT are recognised by the International Society … Read More

Knowledge4Change meets Legs4Africa: My Placement in Uganda

Stefanie / Uganda

This year we’ve been lucky enough to meet a fantastic group of prosthetics and orthotics students from Salford University who took a delivery of prosthetic components along with them on their placement to Uganda, where they worked with local hospitals and training schools and got to experience the journey of a case of Legs4Africa components all the way to assembly … Read More

We’re looking for a new Trustee

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