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FundraisingLeg News
August 4, 2017

How prosthetic limbs unlock the world of sport for amputees

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…
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FundraisingLeg News
April 18, 2017

Help us ship 75 prosthetic legs to training centre in Ghana

Orthopedic Training Centre (OTC) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is enabling the handicapped in Ghana, mainly children, to gain independent and productive lives. The OTC was started by the…
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Leg News
April 2, 2017

The 2017 Legs4Africa Impact Report

Explore our 2017 Impact Report now and see what your support has helped Legs4Africa achieve! Though we do try to keep you up to date with our activities over the year,…
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Leg NewsPetition
March 13, 2017

Let’s Recycle the UK’s Mobility Equipment

There is a huge amount of safe and functional mobility equipment being disposed of every year in the UK. These devices range from zimmer frames to wheelchairs, and walking sticks to…
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GambiaLeg News
January 23, 2017

You can help us ship 200 wheelchairs to The Gambia

Legs4Africa is looking to raise six thousand pounds to furnish The Wheelchair Centre, supplying the whole of The Gambia with wheelchairs, as well as the nearby physiotherapy department with essential…
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GambiaLeg News
January 11, 2017

A Woeful Week in a Wheelchair Workshop

Phil Tunstall, chief of operations at Legs4Africa and all round good egg, describes his recent experience of working at the wheelchair centre in the Gambia. He takes a look at…
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InterviewLeg NewsTeaching
January 8, 2017

A spotlight on the customisation and fitting of legs

There are many stages in getting an African amputee walking again, not least of which is making sure that the equipment we provide is appropriate for the task. Through the…
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GambiaLeg News
January 5, 2017

200 Wheelchairs to support Rehabilitation Unit in The Gambia

Legs4Africa is looking to raise six thousand pounds to furnish The Wheelchair Centre, supplying the whole of The Gambia with wheelchairs, as well as the nearby physiotherapy department with essential…
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Leg News
November 28, 2016

Send Legs Not Cards

According to royal mail, each person in the UK sends, on average, 17 cards every year. This means that a staggering one billion cards are binned when the festive season…
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Leg News
September 28, 2016

Much needed shipment of prosthetic legs reaches Tanzania

Patience is a virtue Early June found the expanding Legs4Africa team racing rain clouds as they loaded 500 prosthetic legs to be shipped to a Tanzanian hospital. The 5,000 mile…
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Leg News
June 19, 2016

We love ‘Good News’ – Success in Zambia

Anyone remember when we shipped 500 legs to Zambia last year? We are starting to see some very good results, helping lots and lots of people walk again and regain…
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Leg News
June 7, 2016

Look! We’re on telly! 500 legs on their way to Tanzania

There is the rain and it is cold. It clatters on car roofs, it dribbles down necks and plasters hair to heads... but, it is England, there is always the…
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Leg News
February 23, 2016

Project: Mobilise Africa

Join Mobilise Africa with a monthly donation Supporting Legs4Africa with £4 per month could be enough to mobilise 2 amputees in Africa each year. That's just £1 a week! Just give whatever…
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Leg NewsLeg Work
February 19, 2016

The L4A Leopards

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…
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Leg News
December 20, 2015

Volunteer spotlight: Our doctor at ground zero

The old man is still singing Congolese gospel hymns, even as the young doctor removes his leg. The operating theatre is humid, dark and is a far cry from the…
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Leg News
November 27, 2015

The curse of the African witch doctor

Firstly a warning… This article contains references to practices which some of you may find disturbing. . Please, do not continue reading if you are easily distressed. What is a…
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Leg News
November 20, 2015

Vesbin around Truro for Legs4Africa

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…
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Leg News
November 12, 2015

The Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team

About an hour's drive south of Banjul, in the town of Seracunda, lies the grounds of the Gambian Wheelchair Basketball Team. Here, in a tiny sports centre, athletes from across…
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Leg News
November 10, 2015

Port Eliot Festival Success

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,…
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Leg News
October 31, 2015

Running round Truro with a Vesper-wheelie-bin

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…
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