Swimmer to help provide 250 prosthetic legs to amputees

Oliver KennettFundraising, Inspiring Stories

Fund-raising with flare Legs4Africa has some amazing supporters, they come from all sectors of life, but when amputees support the charity, it is something very special. Jonathan, an amputee due to a boating accident, has challenged himself to do a series of long distance swims, having done a 6 kilometre swim earlier this year, most recently completing a 10 kilometre … Read More

How prosthetic limbs unlock the world of sport for amputees

Oliver KennettFundraising, Leg News

What makes an athlete? Is it how fast they run? How high they jump?… Or is it that determination that burns within them, forcing them onward, to go further, to run faster, to reach higher? Recently, an American veteran, Kirstie Ennis made a Summit Climb of the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia having already climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, all with … Read More

Legs4Africa Ebay Charity Shop – Why not set up your own?

Oliver KennettFundraising

Unlock the value in your attic and change someones life… A few weeks ago I was skipping between different social accounts, twitter, Facebook, email, Messenger, Whatsaap whilst trying to listen to the news, not let my morning eggs burn and attempting to plan what Legs4Africa jobs I had to do for the rest of the week. I was left feeling drained, … Read More

You throw a pretty good party WOMAD

Tom WilliamsArt, Festival, FundraisingLeave a Comment

We couldn’t have asked for better weather at WOMAD this year. It was our 7th festival of the summer and we were starting to feel the effects of too much party, far too much tie dying and nowhere near enough sleep. We weren’t too sure what to expect from this experience which called itself  “the worlds festival”, but our anticipation arouse  … Read More

The L4A Leopards

Legs4AfricaFundraising, Leg News, Leg WorkLeave a Comment

Dust off those trainers – The L4A Leopards need you! So, I’m writing this as I contemplate my running training plan for the Bristol 10k on Sunday 15th May. I can’t say I’m a runner, more of a trundler to be fair. Most of my 10k and half marathon sign ups have been whilst semi drunk or as I stare … Read More

Vesbin around Truro for Legs4Africa

Phil TunstallFundraising, Leg NewsLeave a Comment

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

Port Eliot Festival Success

Phil TunstallFundraising, Leg NewsLeave a Comment

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 TunstallFundraising, Leg NewsLeave a Comment

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

She only went and did it!…

Oliver KennettFundraisingLeave a Comment

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

Elaine jumps 10,000 ft for more legs!

Richard HibbertFundraising, Leg it to AfricaLeave a Comment

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)

Phil TunstallFundraising, Leg it to AfricaLeave a Comment

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

The Wonderful Mind of Megan Clarke

Tom WilliamsFundraising, Leg it to AfricaLeave a Comment

Megan Clarke is a freelance designer, illustrator, animator, inventor, filmmaker, script writer and wonderful person. She smiles a lot and she makes amazingly special videos of/for amazingly special things. I’ve only met Megan once and she may not have sensed that I had sensed something very special from her but I would like to make it clear now. Megan has … Read More