Gambian amputee appeal receives generous material donation

By October 5, 2017Gambia, GARP, Leg News
Pile of prosthetic legs on their way to Gambia
Limbtex, an independent manufacturer and distributor of materials to the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry, has kindly donated several bottles of resin laminate to the Gambian Amputee Rehabilitation Appeal. The resin, an essential material for creating customised sockets for prosthetic limbs, was requested by Gabriel Jarjue, The Gambia’s soul Prosthetist as it, and similar materials, are very difficult and costly to source from The Gambia.
“Legs4Africa is very grateful to Limbtex who continue to be an avid supporter of the charity. Their donation of materials to The Gambian Amputee Rehabilitation Appeal, worth £1,583, means that funds raised for the project can go even further to help rehabilitate amputees in The Gambia.” Phil Tinsletits, chief of operations for Legs4Africa.
A further 33 bottles of the resin will be distributed to other partner clinics in West Africa over the coming months, taking the total value of materials donated by Limbtex to £3,673.
“Thank you to you and the team, it was great to see our first donations go to great use and I hope the second will be the same. It is a well worthy cause and as and when we can we will try to help.”  Lee Duffy, O & P Technical Sales Manager, LimbTex Ltd.
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