The prosthetic legs that we receive are dismantled and serviced by groups of retired gentlemen through a unique partnership with Rotary Clubs and Men’s Sheds

Over the next 12 months, we expect to dismantle 1,400 prosthetic legs. To assist us with this labour-intensive part of our process, we have developed a unique partnership with Men’s Sheds – an international charity that builds community spaces for men to connect, converse, and create. Encouraging retired gentlemen to take part in practical activities together helps to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Warmly Mens Shed
Hackberry Mens Shed
Cotswolds Men’s Shed
Ross on Wye Shed
Clevedon Men’s Shed

Through piloting this project in 2018 we discovered that members of two Bristol Men’s Sheds not only had a real knack for the dismantling process, but they also enjoyed the challenge and the fact that the work they are doing is directly benefiting vulnerable amputees in Africa. Within 6 months, the team in Warmley was able to dismantle 300 legs.

In the first 6 months of working together we have dismantled about 300 legs – we think Legs4Africa is having a job to keep up with us!”

Mervyn Bishop – Men’s Shed, Warmley

Who’s already funding this?

The following Rotary Clubs are supporting this project:

  • Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill
  • Rotary Club of Scarborough
  • Rotary Club of Portishead
  • Rotary Club of Blackpool Palatine
  • Rotary Club of Ross on Wye
  • Rotary Club of Portobello
  • Rotary Club of Harwich & Dovercourt
  • Rotary Club of Sedgley & Wombourne
  • Rotary Club of Liverpool South
  • Rotary Club of Yeovil
  • Rotary Club of Crewkerne
  • Rotary Club of Winchcombe
  • Rotary Club of Poulton-le-Fylde
  • Rotary Club of Sidmouth
  • Rotary Club of Manningtree Stour Valley
  • Rotary Club of Crawley
  • Rotary Club of Stonehaven
  • Rotary Club of Paignton
  • Rotary Club of Laurencekirk & District
  • Rotary Club of Bognor Hotham
  • Rotary Club of Bangor
  • Rotary Club of Redcar
  • Rotary Club of Westbury
  • Rotary Club of Witney
  • Rotary Club of Brigg
  • Rotary Club of Oldbury
  • Rotary Club of Newark Castle

Once dismantled, we collect and return the components to our HQ where they are cleaned, logged and stored in preparation for delivery to our partners across Africa.  

The following trusts have also contributed to this project:
The John James Bristol Foundation, The Ireland Roddan Trust, The Van Neste Foundation

What’s been happening…

Next Step – Deliver