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 by the encouraging volunteers.
For all those boring looking legs out there, ‘Pimp my Leg’ was on offer, in which vivid African Symbols where painted on to a willing limb, ordained with glitter, sequins and panache.
The stall looked fantastic with old prosthetics legs everywhere! And displaying beautiful images of the people and places that the charity supports, which inspired meaningful conversations with individuals who want to help Legs4Africa in the future.
Legs4Africa’s core value is to minimise waste and maximise life. They are a new grassroots charity that saves prosthetics from landfill in the UK and sends them to African hospitals where they are re-adapted for amputees. Over 500 festival goers signed a petition which encourages the NHS to declassify prosthetics as ‘medical waste’ which would permit the charity to collect even more legs.
The Port Eliot team kindly gave Legs4Africa a free pitch, which allowed the proactive volunteers to raise £1500, through t-shirt sales and donations. Enough money to pay for the shipment of 500 prosthetic legs to a Zambian hospital where they are currently being fitted to the regions amputees.
A huge THANK YOU to Port Eliot festival, from Legs4Africa and the amputees of Zambia. It is a stunning literature and creative festival in Cornwall, check it out here: http://www.porteliotfestival.com/
If you would like the Legs4Africa stall at your festival or event then please get in touch.