Club gives cash to African charity helping people with prosthetic legs

PUBLISHED: 14:02 29 May 2019

Legs4Africa. Picture: Portishead Rotary Club

Legs4Africa. Picture: Portishead Rotary Club

Portishead Rotary Club

A charity, which supports people in Africa with a disability, has been backed by Portishead Rotary Club.

The latter has handed Legs4Africa £500 to support its work.

A Rotary club spokesman said: "Tom Williams (from Bristol) set up Legs4Africa following a trip to Ghana and saw the difficulties amputees endured due to the lack of prosthetic legs.

"He soon discovered after a short appeal people and children in the UK have hundreds of used prosthetic legs willing to donate so they can be used again in Africa.

"He shortly set up Legs4Africa, which works with amputees in the UK, and mobility centres in Africa to help people live more independent, fulfilled and active lives despite their limb-loss.

"Legs4Africa collects and recycles prosthetic limb components, sourced from UK hospitals and private donors, for adaption and fitting by trained technicians at partnering hospitals in Africa."

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