Join us on the Banjul Challenge 2019

Tom Williams / Gambia, Senegal, Uncategorized

Legs4Africa have teamed up with the world famous Banjul Challenge this year to deliver by land vital prosthetic leg components to limb centres in Senegal and The Gambia. 

If you are up for the challenge we want you to join in, to get amputees in Africa walking again.

The Banjul Challenge organisers have generously announced that Legs4Africa will be their charity of the year and will be encouraging teams to take a crate of components, so this could very well be the largest and longest convoy of vehicles carrying prosthetic leg components EVER…

Thanks to Dave and Sue from The Gambia Building Project charity for donating a left hand drive automatic Mazda Bongo to Mikial (who happens to be an amputee on The Gambian Amputee Association committee). When they found out that we were looking to do the challenge they were thrilled and suggested that we drive their Bongo, as it would save them putting it in a container and most likely costing more than driving it there. Tom and Phil are obviously ecstatic to drive the Bongo, as the UK to The Gambia journey by road is something neither of them have done before and feel it’s an important pilgrimage considering how far the charity has come in just 6 years since it started. 

Dave and Sue run Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic Limited and have allocated ‘Jimmy Amor’, one of their superstar technicians, to fixing up the Bongo and switching it to left hand drive but they say that everyone will get stuck into it to make it reliable and safe for the African roads. 

We are extremely grateful to the Banjul Challenge and The Gambian Building Project for being awsome and believing in us. 

The Banjul Challenge leaves the UK on BOXING DAY so if you fancy skipping New Year and heading South to the sun you can join us by signing up through the Banjul Challenge website here. 

www.dakarchallenge.co.uk

Craig Hill aligning the new steering position – and fixing issues with the accelerator pedal.