A BBC RADIO 4 APPEAL
We were bowled over, knocked off our seats and filled with elation when we were told we had been selected for a BBC Radio 4 Appeal in September 2019.
We were equally as flabergasted and our grins were just as Cheshire Cat-esque when we were able to secure Alex Brooker as our presenter. For those of you who don’t know, Alex is a comedian, TV personality and a prosthetic user himself – he donated one of his legs to Legs back in 2015.
What is the Radio 4 Appeal?
The BBC Radio 4 Appeal is a weekly 3 minute programme highlighting the work of a charity and appealing for donations to support its activities. The appeal is a fantastic way for Legs4Africa to engage with the BBC’s audience and a huge opportunity for such a small charity.
Our appeal centres around the story of Alieu Touray. You can find out more about him below.
For one week, you can donate online, through the post, or via the phone to the BBC Radio 4 team – 100% of donations will go to our work with amputees.
“The moment I received the leg from Legs4Africa I was very happy, I was in a haze”Alieu Touray
Meet our presenter Alex
Alex Brooker at the BBC
“I was very lucky to get all my legs from the NHS, I always had that care – people in Africa don’t have that necessarily. Legs4Africa do incredible work and give people the opportunity to be mobile and live independent lives.”Alex Brooker