A Day Out in a Gambian Primary School

Phil TunstallGambia, Phil, Teaching1 Comment

Gambian school children in a classroom

Today Legs4Africa took a trip to a Gambian Primary school in Kerrserign. A large school with a large name, The Sanchaba Jobe Lower Basic School educates a whopping 3600 children and has doubled in size in just 3 years, the 75 teachers have really got their work cut out, and split the days so as to educate half the students … Read More

Legs4Africa partners with The GFD

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The Gambia association of the physically disabled

Legs4Africa is very pleased to announce that they have partnered with The Gambia Federation of Disabled. Known as the GFD to its friends, it is the umbrella organisation that looks over all of the disabled peoples groups in The Gambia, from schools for the blind to the Gambian Paralympic Committee. In January we had the privilege of spending some time … Read More

African West Coast to receive 1000 legs

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prosthetic legs

Due to EU regulations, these legs are classified as medical waste and cannot be reused domestically. Without Legs 4 Africa’s intervention, they would be left to gather dust in storage, or be sent to landfill. Amputation is a serious issue in West Africa due to diabetes and civil war, and prosthetic legs typically cost £350 – more than the average … Read More

Guest Blog: Legging it to The Gambia

Caroline DyerGambia, Leg News2 Comments

prosthetic legs on a train station

A friend of Legs 4 Africa decided to take a month off and drive to The Gambia. Great idea we said – fancy taking some legs for us…? In the first of his blogs, Will takes us through the highs and lows and humour of his adventure. Everyone recognises a smile. All around the world, the one human constant is … Read More

Border crossings, Police fines, Breakdowns and Military Coups – On the road with Legs4Africa

Phil TunstallLeg News, Phil2 Comments

the team crossing a border

A journey to visit a hospital in Dakar, Senegal from Legs4Africa’s Banjul base in The Gambia provided many obstacles. The mission was to visit their prosthetics centre and see if it matched our criteria so we could supply them with legs in the future. Myself and Tom (Legs4Africa UK) set off with Bamba the driver and Bob (Legs4Africa Gambia) who … Read More

Legs 4 Newcastle Walker Technology College

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prosthetic legs

Hello Everyone, Thought it was about time I wrote another little blog post for Legs4Africa (or L4A if you’re in to your acronyms) as something absolutely brilliant has happened since I last wrote one… Legs4Africa has received official charity status!!! That’s right, we have the special number and everything! Don’t believe me? Then go and check, go on, it’s 1158697. … Read More

Legs4Africa – Putting Amputees and Africa in Perspective

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people delivering prosthetic legs

During a casual holiday to The Gambia in 2011, I had no idea that the events that happened there would lead to the start of a new charity. Since that holiday, we have developed relationships with over 15 hospitals across the UK, received over 500 individually donated prosthetic legs, driven a van 3,723 miles from the UK to The Gambia, … Read More

Saturday morning pick-up from Limbcare

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legs in a truck

Saturday morning, bright and early at 8 a.m., Jack from GroundQube picked me up in his work van on his day off. We had 70 more legs to pick up from Limbcare that day. Earlier in the year Limbcare kindly gave us a few hundred legs which we have already taken out to Africa. To tell you a bit more … Read More

Amputees in Action 10th Anniversary

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people celebrating an anniversary

Amputees in Action is a unique agency which works to get amputee actors into film, television and emergency services and military training simulations. Coupled with their skilled special effects make-up team, the agency prides itself on achieving realism through their actor’s ability to bring their personal trauma and experience to roles.  The company’s inspiration came when its Director – John … Read More

Elaine jumps 10,000 ft for more legs!

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a family of fundraisers

Great news from our Legs 4 Africa supporter Elaine in the West of Scotland, who has just completed a skydive from 10,000 feet to raise funds for Legs 4 Africa as well as cancer research.  Elaine contacted Legs 4 Africa back in February to donate a prosthetic leg belonging to her father, who sadly passed away some weeks before. Her … Read More

Get your leg over (to Africa)

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men and women in Africa

The Charity Legs4Africa is asking for people to donate their old prosthetic legs, so they can be given a new life by amputees in the developing world. Legs4Africa is a small UK charity dedicated to re-using old prosthetic limbs.  It collects them from around Britain and then sends them to some of the poorer nations of Africa, where they can … Read More

500 Legs arrive at the Royal Victoria Hospital!

Caroline DyerGambia1 Comment

amputee in Africa

Now, I have a little confession to all our Legs4Africa followers. On Friday we posted that all the team, van and 500 legs were safely reunited in the Gambia. The fact of the matter is that whilst the team was very much here, our van and its contents were being held at customs waiting for government officials, the minister of … Read More

Easter in The Gambia

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amputee in Africa

Easter Sunday and therefore a day off for the Legs4Africa crew! We were invited by Dominic, our go to advisor, friend and the son of the first amputee Tom met 3 years ago, to attend Easter service with him at church and then have lunch with his family. The church service was very similar to that of a catholic service … Read More