Deliver A Leg
Use your carbon footprint for human footprints
We are now successfully collecting hundreds of prosthetics a year, but the most expensive and long-winded part of the process is shipping the legs to Africa.
Deliver a Leg is a project we have created which aims to utilise travellers who are already venturing to countries that we work in.
We ask them to use some of their luggage allowance to transport much needed equipment to our partner mobility centres.
If you are interested in being involved please check the drop-down list of locations and fill out the form below:
We recommend contacting the airline to ask if they will grant you extra ‘charity baggage allocation’ – airlines will usually provide 10-20kg on top of your standard allowance.
Through experience we have found the most effective way to correspond with airlines is through phoning directly, you will be asked to provide our charity ref number which is 1158697
Legs4Africa will build a package for the traveller to transport, based on the luggage allowance they decide to offer us.
The package we send the traveller can comprise of pylons, feet, knees, stump socks and stump shrinkers or resources for support groups, such as books and games.
We will post this out to the traveller’s given address and once in Africa we can arrange for someone to collect it from a pre-determined location.
Poppy delivered a leg earlier this year…
“Before I travelled to Ghana for a conference, I picked up a box of legs and feet from the very friendly Legs4Africa team in Bristol, who couldn’t have been more helpful. They provided me with a letter explaining the contents of the box, in case I needed it at customs, but nobody blinked an eyelid. All I had to do was inform Legs4Africa where I was staying, and they arranged for someone to collect the box from my hotel – I didn’t even need to be there. I’ll definitely be doing this again, it was so easy and I was glad to put my spare luggage allowance to brilliant use”