Vesbin around Truro for Legs4Africa

Phil Tunstall / Fundraising

Truro Foyer is a fantastic scheme that helps 16-25 year olds find their feet, by providing housing, education and has a great sense of community. The staff and young people of Lander Court designed and built ‘The Vesbin’, a bespoke mod styled wheelie-bin trike, complete with comfy seat, mirrors, lights, steering and classic black/white chequers. Turning  a wheelie-bin into a … Read More

The Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team

Joseph Attlee / Gambia, Leg News

About an hour’s drive south of Banjul, in the town of Seracunda, lies the grounds of the Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team. Here, in a tiny sports centre, athletes from across the nation meet up every week to train. Many of these players fit the training around professional careers as teachers, mechanics or doctors. For others, the community of the court … Read More

Port Eliot Festival Success

Phil Tunstall / Fundraising

The vibrant stall, the exciting volunteers and the opportunity to get creative made the Legs4Africa pitch a resounding success at Port Eliot this year. It’s been a long time gone, but tie-dye is officially back in fashion; with festival goers pouncing on the opportunity to colour-up their very own iconic Legs4Africa t-shirt. A multitude of techniques and styles where taught … Read More

Running round Truro with a Vesper-wheelie-bin

Phil Tunstall / Fundraising

the team tie dying T-Shirts

Zooming around Truro in a mod styled wheelie-bin (or… VESBIN) collecting charitable donations! Sounds great fun, and it’s happening on the 11th November in Cornwall’s biggest city. The staff and residence of Truro Foyer, part of ‘Devon and Cornwall Housing Group’ or DCH, have been busily designing and creating the wheelchair-wheelie-bin, a bespoke made money collecting machine where Wayne Cross … Read More

Africa’s fastest critter countdown

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Leg News

For the most part Legs4Africa is only interested in the simple yet life changing act of walking. Today we’d like to show you another aspect of Africa, its runners… Though, to be honest, you’d probably not want to see any of this lot hammering it down a country lane or, indeed, taking part in The Leicester Half Marathon… Though they will … Read More

3D printing prosthetic legs

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Leg News

prosthetic legs

3D printing is the future of product manufacturing. It minimises waste materials, it is portable and it is fast. 3D printing prosthetic legs is not a new idea. Recently Derby the dog received his very own pair of 3D printed legs and now spends all his time wearing out his owners. Versatility Design and production, until the advent of 3D printing, was … Read More

Run the Leicester Half Marathon for Legs4Africa

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Leg News

three people in a marathon

So… You wanna be a LegEnd and run the Leicester Half Marathon for Legs4Africa? You want to challenge yourself and make a difference to some of the poorest communities in the world? That’s great! Here’s the deal What we need from you… We want you to join our team and change people’s lives. We want you to run 13.1 miles … Read More

What’s Diabetes doing in Africa?

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Leg News

The number of people who suffer from diabetes in Africa is uncertain. The World Health Organisation estimated that there were seven and a half million people with the disease in 2000. With the lack of a regulated health service it is impossible to say what the number now stands at but it is certain that the number of people with … Read More

Diabetes in the UK

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Leg News

It is suggested by the NHS that people with diabetes in the UK are 15 times more likely to undergo an amputation than those without the condition. This article will answer: What is diabetes? Who is at risk? How is diabetes in the UK treated?? What are the best practices for minimising the chance of amputation? What is diabetes? Diabetes … Read More

She only went and did it!…

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Fundraising

cyclists

An interview with an L4A Legend Cycling from London to Paris, I think you’ll admit, is kinda crazy. Cycling it with one leg and a prosthetic is into the tricky domain which is either genius or insanity… But this is just what Cassie has done. After finishing this arduous task Cassie found a little time in her busy schedule to … Read More

Success at Glastonbury

Joseph Attlee / Festival, Leg News

The team at a festival

Legs4Africa is growing. The word is spreading. People are paying attention. Another 2000 legs are in storage, ready for shipping. However, we are still just a tiny group of friends volunteering in their spare time. Across the country, potential donors – medical centres, hospitals and amputees – are discarding prosthetic limbs, without the knowledge that an organisation like Legs4Africa even … Read More

Meet Madi – Amputee Journalist

Joseph Attlee / Leg News

amputee in Africa

Madi Njie is an outspoken journalist and an amputee. He now writes for the Daily Observer, after his first newspaper The Independent was brutally closed down by the Gambian government for articles that criticised the president (in power for over 20 years) and his policies. Madi lost his leg when he was 12, while helping on his family’s farm during … Read More

What does it take to cycle from London to Paris?

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Fundraising, Leg News

three cyclists

Cassie, an amputee from South East London Cycles 170 miles to support Amputees in West Africa Cycling 170 miles over three days is a challenge which most people would avoid. Not only does she have a name that might be found in the pages of marvel comics but, Cassie Cava, 23, has stepped up to the challenge with her prosthetic … Read More

Introducing.. The amputees of Africa

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Inspiring Stories

Gambian amputees

Maybe you have donated time, money or a prosthetic limb. Maybe you want to know more about the people that you will help before you make a donation. In this new series of videos Legs For Africa is proud to introduce the people that your aid can help. It is a weekly insight into the lives of the people who, … Read More