Gang take arms to Africa

Phil TunstallDelivery, Gambia, Phil

“Delivering prosthetic arms for Legs4Africa has been the most selfless, rewarding experience we have ever had!” Ana Springall De Pablo While we were planning our trip to The Gambia we came across the Legs4Africa charity webpage. They were asking members of the public to give some of their baggage allowance in order to take prosthetic limbs and equipment to the … Read More

Gambia Project Progress Report 13/11/2017

Phil TunstallGambia, Phil

The successful conclusion of our initial round of funding applications meant that the project started on schedule in mid September. Since then Legs4Africa has made a shipment of essential supplies to Banjul, provided further education for our Gambian prosthetist and completed the development of our service user tracking software. In late September, Legs4Africa shipped the project’s first consignment of reclaimed … Read More

Help us send 75 legs to Senegal

Phil TunstallPhil, Senegal, Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship As well as welcoming private fundraisers and cash donors, Legs4Africa offers sponsorship opportunities for corporate supporters. These projects address the core funding of the charity and enables its ongoing ability to provide its valuable service to African amputees. If you are a business looking for a way of helping people in need, please consider sponsoring this project in … Read More

A Woeful Week in a Wheelchair Workshop

Phil TunstallGambia, Leg News, Phil

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 the highs and the lows of the work that the centre does and the frustrations its technicians are forced to endure due to insufficient resources. Finally, he explains how you … Read More

Vesbin around Truro for Legs4Africa

Phil TunstallFundraising, Leg News, PhilLeave 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 News, PhilLeave 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 News, PhilLeave 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

A Day Out in a Gambian Primary School

Phil TunstallGambia, Phil, Teaching1 Comment

Today Legs4Africa took a trip to a Gambian Primary school in Kerrserign. A large school with a large name, The Sanchaba Jobe Lower Basic School educates a whopping 3600 children and has doubled in size in just 3 years, the 75 teachers have really got their work cut out, and split the days so as to educate half the students … Read More

Legs4Africa partners with The GFD

Phil TunstallGambia, PhilLeave a Comment

Legs4Africa is very pleased to announce that they have partnered with The Gambia Federation of Disabled. Known as the GFD to its friends, it is the umbrella organisation that looks over all of the disabled peoples groups in The Gambia, from schools for the blind to the Gambian Paralympic Committee. In January we had the privilege of spending some time … Read More

Border crossings, Police fines, Breakdowns and Military Coups – On the road with Legs4Africa

Phil TunstallLeg News, Phil2 Comments

A journey to visit a hospital in Dakar, Senegal from Legs4Africa’s Banjul base in The Gambia provided many obstacles. The mission was to visit their prosthetics centre and see if it matched our criteria so we could supply them with legs in the future. Myself and Tom (Legs4Africa UK) set off with Bamba the driver and Bob (Legs4Africa Gambia) who … Read More

Get your leg over (to Africa)

Phil TunstallFundraising, Leg it to Africa, PhilLeave 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